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News 1 May 2019

CITB sets out solutions to “Big Six” skills challenges for the construction industry

The Construction Industry Training Board (CITB) has today set out its plans to help the industry meet critical skills challenges and secure its future workforce.

CITB comment on M4 Relief Road

CITB Wales’ Partnerships Director, Mark Bodger said: “The M4 relief road would have led to a considerable increase in construction jobs in Wales, with valuable opportunities for skills and training.

Clear, simple and delivering value – CITB’s new Business Plan

CITB’s mission is to attract and support the development of people to construct a better Britain.

“CITB funding enabled us to tap into new markets”

Rachel Greenley from award-winning Harriet Lee Building & Renovation Ltd, explains how CITB's Skills and Training fund helped her business thrive.

Stress: know the signs and act

This Mental Health Awareness Week, we take a look at stress, what it is, how to recognise it in ourselves and others, and how to deal with it.

“It doesn’t matter who you are - you can do it!”

There’s never been a better time for women to enter construction.

Ruby urges girls to choose construction

Great British Bake-off star Ruby Bhogal had an empowering message for over 600 Welsh school girls during a unique event at the Construction Wales Innovation Centre.

SkillBuild comes to Coleg Cambria on May 8 2019

SkillBuild, the largest multi-trade competition in the UK for construction trainees and apprentices, comes to Coleg Cambria, Wrexham on Wednesday May 8, 2019.

Suffolk school pupils try their hand at roofing

School pupils in Suffolk can try their hand at being a roofer for a day, thanks to CITB funding of more than £66,700 awarded to a county-wide business group.

Rugby star Kyran Bracken at launch of UK-wide SkillBuild 2019 competition in Glasgow

Rugby World Cup winner Kyran Bracken has teamed up with the Construction Industry Training Board (CITB) to kick off this year’s UK-wide SkillBuild competition in Glasgow, and attract more people in...

£1m for East Midlands businesses to boost digital construction

We are inviting Nottinghamshire and East Midlands businesses to find out more about funding opportunities worth a total £1million during an event near Newark on 24 April.

Updated Health, safety and environment test for 26 June 2019

CITB’s updated Health, safety and environment test for the construction industry is to launch on 26 June 2019.

Construction opportunities on offer for 20 career-changing women

An event aimed at recruiting 20 career-changing women into the construction industry will take place at Eastern Leisure Centre, Cardiff on Friday April 12 from 9.30am to 12pm. The event, hosted by...