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Press Release 15 June 2018

£22m fund launched to boost construction skills

A multi-million pound fund to help tackle the construction skills shortage has been launched by the Skills Minister Anne Milton

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.

CITB retains Skills Test in new SVQs after strong industry support

As a result of a wide and detailed consultation with employers and educators in Scotland, CITB has ensured a set of nine, new, craft Scottish Vocational Qualifications (SVQ) will be ready for the n...

CITB confirms lower levy rate ahead of consensus vote in Scotland

The Construction Industry Training Board (CITB) in Scotland has confirmed it will cut the levy it collects from employers from 0.5% to 0.35% of the total equivalent tax deducted from employees (PAY...

Stirling summer school aims to build up numbers of young people in construction

Stirling secondary school pupils interested in a career in construction are being urged to sign up for an exciting new 4-day summer school which launches in their historic home town next month.

Forty-something Darren: not your average apprentice

Former landscape gardener Darren Nicol, 42, is no stranger to a hard day’s – or night’s – work.

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