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Blog 18 August 2022

Strong leadership key to reaching sustainability goals

I once heard that 80% of carbon emissions created across the world come from businesses. That's a startling statistic. It shows why business and political leaders must be responsible and help make the world a greener, safer place.

Sammy’s going for SkillBuild gold

Mum-of-three Sammy, 43, who won the silver medal in the WorldSkills UK national finals in 2021, is aiming to go one better this Autumn.

CITB Wales update: Big rise in skills and training fund approvals

Welcome to CITB Wales' first quarterly update. This aim of this update is to provide information on our work and help you get the most from our services.

Great ways to get people into the trade?

Listen to CITB’s Apprentice Delivery Manager Andrew Rodney talking to The Clive Holland Show on FixRadioUK about what we are doing to encourage more people on the tools.

CITB announces radical new pilot to improve access to training

CITB has announced an investment of more than £800,000 for the launch of a new employer network pilot project, which could revolutionise the way the construction sector access and receive funding for training in the future.

Bringing construction to life in schools

Promoting construction careers to school children is a big part of attracting new talent to industry. One way of showing young people construction’s opportunities is by giving existing workers the skills to effectively share their experiences.

Construction Apprenticeship changes in Wales offer a more direct route to a career

Changes to some of the key construction apprenticeship qualifications in Wales come into force on 1st August in time for the autumn college term. They are designed to shape the supervisors and construction business owners of the future by better meeting the needs of employers and students alike.

Changes to CITB Plant Standards and Grants announced

CITB has announced changes to its plant standards to standardise training and testing requirements across the construction industry.

GPS Technology, it's not the future. It's now

Gez Bonner, National Training Manager of L Lynch Plant Hire & Haulage Ltd, spoke with CITB about the training they offer Plant Operators to master GPS technology on construction sites and the partnership with CITB that made it possible.

What is net zero?

To combat climate change, the UK became one of the first countries to commit to becoming net zero. But what is net zero, and what does it mean for construction?