Construction remains an important sector that makes a vital contribution to social and economic activity within Wales and the UK as a whole, underpinning growth and ambition. However, it has suffered as a result of the recession, particularly in respect of jobs and training.
The uncertain economic situation means that in the short-term survival is the biggest driver for the construction sector as a whole, particularly for small and medium sized enterprises (SMEs). CITB’s Sector Skills Assessment for Wales pointed out that the wider sustainability agenda has the potential to create a significant number of ‘green jobs’ following the economic downturn but will also require up-skilling at all levels.
This Skills Needs Analysis (SNA) has been developed by CITB and covers the combined themes of ‘Onsite and Offsite’ and ‘New Build’ construction in Wales.