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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.

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...

£200k gaming technology set to bring more apprentices into construction

An exciting new downloadable game – which demonstrates the benefits of a career in construction through games-based learning – has been launched at the Skills Scotland show at Glasgow’s SEC.

Scotland’s iconic buildings set to benefit from sought-after stonemasonry skills

A new Construction Industry Training Board (CITB) partnership has been launched in Edinburgh to help meet the demand for stonemasonry skills to protect and preserve Scotland’s iconic buildings.

Scottish apprentices compete at UK’s largest construction competition

Five trainees representing colleges throughout Scotland have successfully secured their place at the National Final of the UK’s longest running construction competition SkillBuild.

CITB appoints Chairs to new Nation Councils

CITB today announce the three new Nation Council Chairs – one each in England, Scotland and Wales.

CITB launches first-of-its-kind skills analysis for Scottish construction

Scottish construction is set to benefit from new CITB research which – for the first time – will give a detailed five-year overview of skills, demand and supply.

Construction comes out on top in new apprenticeship figures

New figures published by Skills Development Scotland show the number of Modern Apprentice (MA) starts in 2017/18 has increased to 27,145.

Peter Pan Moat Brae Trust among top Scottish construction sites to open doors to public

A week-long campaign to attract more people into careers in construction will see 19 Scottish construction sites pull back their hoardings to welcome in members of the public.

Seventh year of growth for CITB Scotland's construction apprentice numbers

Recruitment of Scottish construction apprentices has grown for the seventh consecutive year, new figures from the Construction Industry Training Board (CITB) reveal.