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Addressing skills gap for local workforce is vital, finds new construction skills report for Scotland
The latest Local Skills Scotland report by the Construction Industry Training Board (CITB), shows that addressing the skills gap for local workforces is vital to support the country’s construction industry to deliver a built environment that is both energy efficient and sustainable.
Against a backdrop of economic challenge, rising materials and labour costs, new figures from the Construction Industry Training Board (CITB) reveal that 19,550 extra workers will be required to meet construction demand in Scotland by 2027.
A recruitment campaign which set out to train high-quality assessors for the construction industry in Scotland has played a vital role in economic recovery.
Working alongside other trade bodies and professional associations in Scotland, CITB has supported the creation of a helpful guide for SME businesses.
Figures recently released by Skills Development Scotland (SDS) indicate construction apprenticeships have bounced back from the pandemic, stronger than ever.
Setting Out For Construction launches new CITB assured drone courses with RJT Excavations and Borders College
Two new courses have been launched by one of the UK’s leading setting out training companies to help proliferate drone use in the construction industry.
The Construction Industry Training Board (CITB) is inviting senior members of GB’s construction industry and independent experts to work on one of our biggest ambitions – modernising the Levy.
Scottish apprenticeships across the Construction sector are to undergo a full review to meet the current needs of employers, employees and industry. All standards and frameworks across the sector are being reviewed and refreshed through a new employer-led approach to ensure skills and qualifications are fit-for-purpose.
Apprentices, employers and the wider construction industry look set to benefit from a partnership between CITB and Skills Development Scotland announced today (22 July).
Construction in Scotland has come back strongly from COVID-19, needing 26,250 extra jobs to be created by 2025.