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Industry acts to protect apprenticeships – but no time for complacency

Thousands of apprentices’ employment has been protected by construction’s pandemic response effort – but industry leaders are today warning more needs to be done to retain vital skills.

Covid-19: CITB chief exec update - 14 October 2020

Today we reflect on the importance of looking after our mental health and highlights the new features added to The Lighthouse Club’s free app, as well as a link to share your views on the CITB Grants Scheme.

Covid-19: CITB chief exec update - 7 October 2020

Supporting training through the recovery, retaining skilled workers and attracting new recruits is CITB's focus in the coming months.

Covid-19: CITB chief exec update - 30 September 2020

This week’s topics include changes to the Skills and Training Fund; an extension of the grace period for SMSTS and SSSTS achievements; and the launch of new Fairness, Inclusion & Respect Resources ahead of National Inclusion Week. There’s also a note about the CLC’s update to Site Operating Procedures.

Learnings from lockdown: Safe Hands Consultants

Safe Hands Health and Safety Consultancy learnt three key lessons from lockdown.

CITB response to the Government’s Lifetime Skills Guarantee announcement

Steve Radley, CITB Policy Director, said: “More funding and training flexibility for employers through the Lifetime Skills Guarantee announced by the Prime Minister today is a critical first step to support construction’s recovery.

Tens of thousands more into construction – CITB’s Strategic Plan 2021-25

Supporting training and retraining to rebuild after the recovery, improving productivity and making it easier to help employers bring in apprentices and other new entrants are key elements of CITB’s Strategic Plan.

Covid-19: CITB chief exec update - 23 September 2020

A summary of the key aims and initiatives set out in our new Strategic Plan 2021-25; a reminder of the deadline for completing the Levy Return; and details of the Construction Leadership Council’s (CLC) latest People Survey.

Tens of thousands more into construction – CITB’s Strategic Plan 2021-25

Supporting training and retraining to rebuild after the recovery, improving productivity and making it easier to help employers bring in apprentices and other new entrants are key elements of CITB’s Strategic Plan, launched today.

Act now or waste a generation of potential

A blog by Steve Radley, CITB Strategy and Policy Director. This article first appeared in Construction News.