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On Saturday 30 September, CITB’s National Construction College, Bircham Newton, hosted the Plant Operator of the Year competition. Almost 1,000 people attended to watch the 69 competitors battle it out to be crowned UK Plant Operator of the Year. After a day of demonstrating outstanding skill and knowledge, Gordon Durno from Currie Contractors, lifted the prize and was awarded a cheque for £10,000.
The Construction Industry Training Board (CITB) has Nation Council Chair vacancies for England and Scotland.
Helping employers with their immediate skills needs, clear information to attract new recruits including from FE, and tackling long-term challenges underpin CITB’s England Plan, published today (7 April).
Today the government made the announcement that tens of thousands of adults in England will potentially benefit from almost 400 free courses from April 2021. The courses will be available to adults without a full qualification at Level 3 (A-level equivalent) from April 2021 to help them gain in-demand skills and open up further job opportunities.
Recent NCC apprentice, David Campbell, explains how a 12 week plant operation course gave him the skills to accelerate his career.
Construction employers are being invited to attend the latest roadshows to shape how CITB serves industry and meets employers' training priorities.
CITB confirms that it is to sign a heads of terms agreement with West Suffolk College over the sale of the National Construction College (NCC) at Bircham Newton.
CITB is seeking a senior construction industry professional to join its England Nation Council.
Seven construction workers were detained on suspicion of working in Britain illegally during unannounced counter-fraud visits by CITB, police and the Home Office.