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Press Release 29 October 2018

£5m boost from CITB to get hard-to-reach candidates into construction

CITB’s biggest-ever funding opportunity opens today, with a £5 million commission to help under-represented groups into the construction industry.

£200k gaming technology set to bring more apprentices into construction

An exciting new downloadable game – which demonstrates the benefits of a career in construction through games-based learning – has been launched at the Skills Scotland show at Glasgow’s SEC.

Scotland’s iconic buildings set to benefit from sought-after stonemasonry skills

A new Construction Industry Training Board (CITB) partnership has been launched in Edinburgh to help meet the demand for stonemasonry skills to protect and preserve Scotland’s iconic buildings.

Scottish apprentices compete at UK’s largest construction competition

Five trainees representing colleges throughout Scotland have successfully secured their place at the National Final of the UK’s longest running construction competition SkillBuild.

CITB appoints Chairs to new Nation Councils

CITB today announce the three new Nation Council Chairs – one each in England, Scotland and Wales.

CITB launches first-of-its-kind skills analysis for Scottish construction

Scottish construction is set to benefit from new CITB research which – for the first time – will give a detailed five-year overview of skills, demand and supply.

Construction comes out on top in new apprenticeship figures

New figures published by Skills Development Scotland show the number of Modern Apprentice (MA) starts in 2017/18 has increased to 27,145.

Peter Pan Moat Brae Trust among top Scottish construction sites to open doors to public

A week-long campaign to attract more people into careers in construction will see 19 Scottish construction sites pull back their hoardings to welcome in members of the public.

Seventh year of growth for CITB Scotland's construction apprentice numbers

Recruitment of Scottish construction apprentices has grown for the seventh consecutive year, new figures from the Construction Industry Training Board (CITB) reveal.

Scottish industry votes yes to future CITB Levy – but calls for change

The Construction industry Training Board (CITB)’s proposed levy rate has been backed by four out of five of Scotland’s construction employers – alongside calls for reform.

Construction trainees from Scotland set to pit their skills against the best in UK

A dozen construction apprentices representing colleges throughout Scotland have secured their place at the SkillBuild 2017 UK final.

Scottish construction industry launches appeal for new, diverse talent

CITB has launched a campaign to get young people to join the construction industry – as new stats show 20% of the sector’s workforce is set to retire in the next decade.

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