CITB is dedicated to ensuring the construction workforce has the right skills for now and the future based on our three strategic priorities – Careers, Standards and Qualifications, and Training and Development.
We are the Industry Training Board and a partner in the Sector Skills Council for the construction industry in England, Scotland and Wales.
Our mission: To attract and support the development of people to construct a better Britain.
Our vision: For British construction to have a recognised, world-class, innovative approach to developing its workforce to deliver quality in the built environment.
In June 2020, CITB published its Skills Stability Plan (PDF, 163KB), which sets out how CITB is supporting employers’ skills and training needs as the industry restarts following the impact of COVID-19.
The Skills Stability Plan describes the prioritisation and skills investments in the April 2020-March 2021 financial year. The priorities are to protect apprenticeships and provide direct funding to employers to adopt new ways of working needed in the wake of COVID-19 and retain skills.
CITB will work with other industry partners to match displaced workers with new opportunities, including through exploring a talent retention scheme. This will build on the support already provided to help apprentices complete their programmes including through up-front grant payments to current year 2 and year 3 apprentices, assistance to match displaced or at-risk apprentices to new employers and developing more alternative options such as Shared Apprenticeship Schemes.
The Plan has also prioritised the Grant Scheme and direct funding for employers through the Skills and Training Funds, with £8m earmarked for small and micro businesses, £3.5m for medium-sized businesses, with a £3m Leadership and Management Fund for large firms. This will help employers train to adapt to the new working environment and update the skills needed by their business to help recover
Watch Sarah Beale, chief executive of CITB discuss what the ITB review means for the organisation (duration 1min 40sec).