Currently, there are around 8000 carpentry apprentices studying with BCITO. When approached to help PlaceMakers build Phase 1 of a central hub to provide informative, educational and promotional content to their subscribers (or “Crew Members”), we were excited by the possibilities this project held.
Following a collaborative technical discovery process, we have created a place where Crew Members can log in and access information on latest industry news, events, deals and competitions, as well as career advice and networking opportunities. A profile of each Crew Member is created based on information provided, allowing PlaceMakers to tailor their content accordingly.
The result is an engaging, inspiring and informative mobile-responsive portal built on the robust and flexible Umbraco 7 CMS. It has a unique look and feel but still retains basic brand elements from the main PlaceMakers website.
PlaceMakers are dedicated to nurturing engagement and loyalty from the very beginning of a Carpenter’s career and so this is just the first phase in what is a bigger plan. Watch this space!