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When former Care home worker Natalie Visser began health and safety training she never imagined it would lead to a bold career change as part of the Construction Skills Fund (CSF) programme.
A celebration took place on Thursday (14 October) to mark formerly unemployed Medway residents completing a programme to enter the booming construction industry.
The Construction Industry Training Board (CITB) has Nation Council Chair vacancies for England and Scotland.
Helping employers with their immediate skills needs, clear information to attract new recruits including from FE, and tackling long-term challenges underpin CITB’s England Plan, published today (7 April).
Today we detail changes to how we manage National Construction Colleges, our Net Zero animation, a reminder to have your say in our Levy consultation, and a chance to share your views on the top ten skills gaps in our industry.
As today marks International Women’s Day, Dawn Hillier, Head of Standards and Qualifications Strategy at CITB, takes a closer look at the efforts being made to support female progression through CITB’s Leadership and Management Development Fund.
20-year-old Mike Blunt from Andover has worked hard to be where he is today. Being deaf from birth may have deterred others from pursuing a career in construction, but Mike has never viewed it as a reason to hold him back.
In February 2020, 54-year old print manager Paul Whitlock decided it was time for a fresh start and to undertake a new challenge. Having refurbished a few properties in his spare time he decided to set up as a painter and decorator as it was something he could turn his hand to quickly, without needing to go through the lengthy training necessary to become a plumber or an electrician. It also meant he could start earning money relatively quickly.
Today the government made the announcement that tens of thousands of adults in England will potentially benefit from almost 400 free courses from April 2021. The courses will be available to adults without a full qualification at Level 3 (A-level equivalent) from April 2021 to help them gain in-demand skills and open up further job opportunities.
Contour Roofing Managing Director, Jonathan Woods, explains the importance of apprenticeships, reflecting on Reece Cooper's path to success.