Earlier this year, CITB conducted one of its largest ever industry consultation exercises and learned what UK construction wants from a modern training body:
- A streamlined organisation
- Renewed governance, increased transparency on outcomes and greater accountability regarding their achievement
- An effective, sustainable business model
- Better value for levy payers and a reformed grants scheme
- Modernisation to boost productivity and careers in the industry
- A sustainable, high quality training and development market.
Throughout the Consensus process we heard further strong messages from Federations and employers that they want to see these reforms happen and quickly.
The independent ITB review represents the final piece in the roadmap towards our future model, and CITB fully supports its vision for a modern training body. This report underlines what many of you have told us, and is crucial in identifying how our reforms will support a range of priorities including improved productivity, modernisation and the Industrial Strategy.
Construction is facing a number of challenges including changes in migration, an aging workforce and a period of economic rebalancing accompanied by increases in workloads – including some key large scale infrastructure projects. But we also need to look towards the future and how industry can deliver projects more effectively using new methods of construction.
A modern workforce needs a modern fit-for-purpose training organisation and that is what we are committed to delivering.
Our agenda for change which sets out six key outcomes we will deliver in the next 12 months to tackle our sector’s skills issues.
Watch Sarah Beale, chief executive of CITB discuss what the ITB review means for the organisation (duration 1min 40sec).