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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.
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.
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.
CITB has announced changes to its plant standards to standardise training and testing requirements across the construction industry.
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.
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?
I’d like to start this blog by thanking everyone who has completed their CITB Levy Return. Let’s be honest, paperwork is not an enticing task. However, it is a vitally important one where the Levy is concerned. So, to all those who have met today’s deadline, I appreciate it, as do my colleagues.
FixRadio’s Clive Holland asked “Are Career Switchers the answer to the construction labour shortage?" Our Customer & Product Director, Jackie Ducker, joined him to tackle the question.
In March and May, 19 young people learning construction at Pembrokeshire College undertook ten-day courses as an Introduction to Traditional Stone Masonry. The courses were financed by Pembroke Town Walls Trust as part of their project to develop a long-term management plan for restoring the town’s medieval walls, and funded by the UK Government through the UK Community Renewal fund, managed by Pembrokeshire County Council.
The very first in-person CITB Tunnelling Taster Session successfully launched recently. A collaboration between CITB, Tunnelcraft, TunnelSkills, The STC Group, Tideway, BMB Construction, BAM Nuttall, Morgan Sindall and Balfour Beatty, the programme is designed to inspire young people to take up a career in the booming tunnelling industry.