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Project RECCE – Veteran Construction Training Course (Pathways into Construction - service leavers)
Funding theme:

Careers

Funding topic:
Careers and recruitment
Project lead:
Balfour Beatty Plc
Amount awarded:
£576,964
Project summary:

Project RECCE is offering a chance for veterans to enter the construction industry and for employers to demonstrate their commitment to the Armed Forces Covenant and produce real transformational social value. Further to this, the construction industry can be prepared to receive a steady stream of fresh talent which has already honed its skills in the military. 

A key aim of this proposal is to expand the courses beyond the North West, whilst continuing to deliver there. Each course will be for 12 veterans. There will be a total of 18 courses, leading to a total of 216 veterans trained.

Women Construct Wales (Pathways into Construction - women)
Funding theme:

Careers

Funding topic:
Careers and recruitment
Project lead:
The Community Impact Initiative C.I.C.
Amount awarded:
£287,805
Project summary:

This project will focus on breaking down barriers to women entering the sector.

It will provide 9 renovation projects over 3 years for 72 women to gain and acquire skills in building renovation.

Skill acquisition will focus on

  • plastering and rendering
  • flooring
  • tiling
  • painting and decorating
  • kitchen and bathroom fitting
  • gardening
  • carpentry.

Pathway includes pre-employment training, construction, H&S , First Aid qualifications and CSCS card progression. Project will also supply literacy and numeracy support for those in need of this.

Women into Construction - New Directions (Pathways into Construction - NEETs, long term unemployed, women and full time learners)
Funding theme:

Careers

Funding topic:
Careers and recruitment, Changing industry culture
Project lead:
Women into Construction C.I.C.
Amount awarded:
£249,395
Project summary:

This project will work with 240 women and 30 companies, 50% of which will be SMEs.

The project will support women with pre-employment support and provide employers with support in employing and retaining women within their companies.

This expands on the WIC current offering by extending the offer to the West Midlands and East of England

Building Mental Health MHFA Instructors CPD Awareness Training
Funding theme:

Innovation

Funding topic:
Changing industry culture, Productivity and new ways of working, Small employer support, Leadership and management
Project lead:
Laing O Rourke
Amount awarded:
£105,400
Project summary:

This project will allow the 288 Instructors trained through the Building Mental Health MHFA Instructor Training Programme currently funded by CITB to attend CPD Mental Health Awareness training with MHFA England.

It will allow the instructors to deliver the full suite of mental health training within their organisations/subcontractors to maximise their effectiveness.

Modernise Specialist Applied Skills Programme (SAP)
Funding theme:

Innovoation

Funding topic:
Digital and new technology, New qualifications and courses, Small employer support, Learning resources
Project lead:
DSA
Amount awarded:
£140,228
Project summary:

This project will redevelop and deliver the Drilling and Sawing Association Specialist Applied Programme to meet the needs of millennials that are considering a career within the Construction Industry.

It will use the introduction of new technologies, such as, E-Learning platforms to include Digital imaging (videos & presentations), Functional Skills and App's to support learning and portfolio building to enhance the engagement of newcomers into the industry.

Asbestos in soil E-learning training package
Funding theme:

Innovation

Funding topic:
Digital and new technology, Learning resources, New qualifications and courses
Project lead:
Kier
Amount awarded:
£55,240
Project summary:
  • To develop e-training modules as part of training for people who will knowingly disturb asbestos, that is doing non-licensable work (NLW) and the annual refresher training. It can be used as a standalone training tool and also complementary to current format of training that most people is receiving. 
  • To develop a way to assess the impact of the e-training after it is launched.
Assessor training and certification: Development of present employees
Funding theme:

Training and development

Funding topic:
Productivity and new ways of working, Sectors and roles
Project lead:
Ayrshire Coatings Ltd
Amount awarded:
£8,560
Project summary:

An employer-led project to increase availability of on-site assessment provision in the Finishing sector, in Scotland and North England. This employer will upskill 3 employees to become qualified assessors through working in partnership with Ayrshire Construction Training Group.

Boosting Infrastructure Productivity Programme
Funding theme:

Training and development

Funding topic:
Changing industry culture
Project lead:
CECA
Amount awarded:
£684,338
Project summary:

This project will support infrastructure suppliers to be ready for Project 13, a fundamental change in how the sector’s clients deliver high performing infrastructure.

Project 13 was launched in May 2018. It seeks to develop a new business model – based on an enterprise, not on traditional transactional arrangements – to boost certainty and productivity in delivery, improve whole life outcomes in operation and support a more sustainable, innovative, highly skilled industry.

A major challenge for the roll out of Project 13 will be training and development of the workforce to deliver improved productivity. As Project 13 is a new initiative, there is no existing training provision.

The group’s proposal is to develop and deliver a Boosting Infrastructure Productivity syllabus focusing on Project 13, with a sustainable model that can continue after the funded period.

Developing Digital Leadership Skills in Construction SMEs (Giving leaders the skills to drive digital change)
Funding theme:

Training and development

Funding topic:
Changing industry culture, Productivity and new ways of working, Digital and new technology, Learning resources, Small employer support, Leadership and management
Project lead:
Gloucestershire Construction Training Group
Amount awarded:
£48,000
Project summary:

This project will help leaders of small and medium employers identify digital solutions that increase productivity by exploring repetitive, time consuming process and other areas of waste, and identify digital solutions. Solutions will be taken through a process of product identification, benefit analysis, change management and implementation.

It will do this through discussion-led training and workshops, discovery sessions to identify new solutions and a 'digital board room' where participating leaders can collaborate and discuss best practice in business improvement.

After the project, all the materials used in delivery and guidance on the approach will be made freely available on an online platform. This will disseminated through the wider training group network so that others can emulate the approach. The digital boardroom will continue to be available for leaders to share best practice in digital adoption.

Digital leaders: taking action on construction’s digital future (Giving leaders the skills to drive digital change)
Funding theme:

Training and development

Funding topic:
Changing industry culture, Productivity and new ways of working, Digital and new technology, Learning resources, Leadership and management
Project lead:
National Federation of Builders
Amount awarded:
£103,767
Project summary:

The project will deliver digital change in construction companies by upskilling leaders by developing three leadership training programmes that adopt an action learning approach.

This method delivers change through achievable cycles of learn / test / do / review that allow leaders to undertake gradual stages of digital adoption, learn through the process but also taking practical steps to digitalise during the training. These programmes will increase adaptive capability and approaches to unlock and exploit digital opportunities within the sector.

Each training programme is proposed to be accredited with ILM at L3 (team level); L5 (departmental level); L7 (organisational level). The project aims to ensure training is eligible for grant funding as an exit strategy. 48 construction companies will each put two leaders through the programme. This will help to unlock digital change at strategic and operational levels of a business.

After the project participating employers will have taken measurable steps to digitalisation. The qualifications will be available for industry to access and benefit from. NFB will follow process to ensure they are eligible for grant funding.