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School and employer engagement to improve the appeal of working in construction
Funding theme:

Careers

Funding topic:
Learning resources, Careers and recruitment, Sectors and roles
Project lead:
Kier Construction Ltd
Amount awarded:
£183,999
Project summary:

To improve the links between schools and industry – to build and maintain relationships between schools and the construction industry, as opposed to the ad-hoc interactions that often take place.

Think Build
Funding theme:

Careers

Funding topic:
Careers and recruitment, Learning resources
Project lead:
Wates Construction
Amount awarded:
£47,152
Project summary:

The Think Build project is a pilot programme adapted from the award-winning Think Logistics programme set up in 2014 as a partnership between several logistics firms and the charity Career Ready.

Its aim is to provide an effective method of employer engagement in schools. Industry volunteers deliver workshops to younger teenagers, leading to an in-depth programme of mentoring, masterclasses and work placements for 16-18 year olds.

Women in construction – changing the face of construction
Funding theme:

Careers

Funding topic:
Changing industry culture, Careers and recruitment
Project lead:
BAM Nuttall
Amount awarded:
£480,392
Project summary:

The project will address gender diversity in construction, focusing on Crossrail and Tideway and key construction projects in London and Birmingham.

As the lead delivery partner, Women into Construction will use innovative techniques to deliver advice and guidance on work experience and training to support women in to sustainable employment.

This advice and guidance will be based on best practice delivered in over 60 construction companies over 8 years and trialling new approaches in the West Midlands.

Basic competency programme (BCP) Stage 2 assessment
Funding theme:

Innovation

Funding topic:
Learning resources, Sectors and roles, New qualifications and courses, Small employer support
Project lead:
Lead & Hard Metal Roofing Association
Amount awarded:
£154,300
Project summary:

The project will provide a further Basic competency Programme assessment for those who have already completed the Basic Competency Programme. This extra assessment is designed to identify whether further training is required, and to what extent it is required in order to secure a formal qualification. The existing training manual will be revised and updated to incorporate all revised and new training content.

BCTG Supervisor Development Programme
Funding theme:

Innovation

Funding topic:
Productivity and new ways of working, Learning resources, Small employer support, Leadership and management, New qualifications and courses
Project lead:
Building Contractors Training Group
Amount awarded:
£333,563
Project summary:

The project will address the technical skills gaps identified by BCTG members and the wider construction industry through the introduction of a co-designed and co-delivered online learning platform.

Building on BIM function specific BIM training
Funding theme:

Innovation

Funding topic:
Digital and new technology, Learning resources, New qualifications and courses
Project lead:
Vinci PLC
Amount awarded:
£50,000
Project summary:

The programme will create a publically shared rubric built on VINCI best practices for the industry to use to upskill their job families in BIM. This is in response to the ambitious 2025 Construction Strategy which aims to achieve 33% reductions in costs and a 50% increase in efficiency through full BIM integration.

After the project, 14 short-duration e-learning modules will be freely available to use by industry. BIM ambassadors will be upskilled to champion the use of BIM in construction roles and promote the modules. A BIM framework will be developed that will go on to inform CITB activity in identifying and standardising digital competencies.

Civils construction operatives course
Funding theme:

Innovation

Funding topic:
Learning resources, Sectors and roles, New qualifications and courses
Project lead:
T. Richard Jones Ltd
Amount awarded:
£130,200
Project summary:

The project will provide training opportunities to construction employers for Civil Engineering Operatives and Engineers.  

The framework will be delivered to individuals who will also be undertaking the NVQ Level 2 diploma in construction operation (out of project scope). The key element is to streamline the Civils offer providing operatives with a comprehensive range of skills which have been identified by industry.

After the project, the framework will be available for industry to use to help deliver skills that employers have said civil engineering operatives need, in addition to the NVQ L2 Diploma.

Developing Leaders
Funding theme:

Innovation

Funding topic:
Changing industry culture, New qualifications and courses, Leadership and management
Project lead:
Geo. Houlton & Sons
Amount awarded:
£15,671
Project summary:

The project will deliver a programme of leadership training to management teams, which will enable people to be more effective in their management roles and empower them to be a good role model for the Houlton way of doing business.

Development and set-up of an integrated electronic workflow system
Funding theme:

Innovation

Funding topic:
Productivity and new ways of working, Digital and new technology, Small employer support
Project lead:
Building Preservation (Northern) Ltd
Amount awarded:
£26,540
Project summary:

The project seeks to address the common problems of duplication, waste, errors and inefficiencies that impact upon an organisation’s productivity and profitability. 

An industry-specific app will be developed and made available to the sector to integrate back office functions with external sites. This will include all job functions from enquiry, and planning, to job completion.

After the project the BPL workforce will have the skills to implement productivity efficiencies using the developed app, which will be hosted on app stores to download.

Digital skills development for the Architecture, Engineering and Construction (AEC) industry
Funding theme:

Innovation

Funding topic:
Digital and new technology
Project lead:
Ashwood Scotland Ltd
Amount awarded:
£37,516
Project summary:

9 Workshops and 42 subsequent 1-2-1 learning interventions focussing on digital skills in the sector.