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Covid-19: CITB chief exec update - 7 April 2021

This week we launch the Nation Plans, detailing skills priorities for England, Scotland and Wales. There is also a reminder that the deadline is this Sunday to have your say in our Levy proposals consultation, and news that hundreds of Level 3 qualifications are now free for some adults as part of a Government initiative.

Protecting core training, tackling key skills challenges – CITB’s Business Plan 2021/22

Supporting employers’ core skills and training needs and tackling long-term people and skills challenges underpin CITB’s 2021/22 Business Plan, published today (Tuesday 30 March).

Covid-19: CITB chief exec update - 24 March 2021

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.

CITB Vision 2020 programme update

CITB is to retain the National Construction Colleges at Bircham Newton, Norfolk and Inchinnan, Glasgow, whilst sale discussions with a training provider will continue for Erith.

Net Zero: 350,000 new construction roles to be created by 2028

To ensure the UK government’s commitment to achieving Net Zero greenhouse gas emissions by 2050 is on track, the construction industry will require the equivalent of 350,000 new roles to be created by 2028.

Covid-19: CITB chief exec update - 11 March 2021

As face-to-face education gradually begins to return across the countries, today I would like to update you on the phased reopening of the National Construction Colleges and more remote learning courses coming soon; the Construction Leadership Council (CLC) launching the first sector-wide skills plan for industry; and an appeal for roofers to register with the RoofCERT accreditation scheme.

How one employer is training future female leaders

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.

”I would encourage any girls out there to consider construction as a worthwhile career”

To celebrate International Women’s Day, CITB Apprenticeships Officer Barbara Hastie, 45, explains why this is a great time for women to enter the construction industry.

Covid-19: CITB chief exec update - 4 March 2021

Today’s email details the launch of our Levy consultation, an overview of Scottish National Apprenticeship week, and how next week we’ll be celebrating women in construction.

Budget 2021 for construction – CITB statement

Response to the Government's 2021 Budget by CITB Policy Director Steve Radley