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Making training work
Since joining CITB I’ve conversed with stakeholders across the UK on training, skills and investment. I’m pleased to say CITB’s new Business Plan reflects this collaborative work and the views expressed during Consensus ’21.
“Centre of Excellence” award for EPA achievement for CITB
A wonderful achievement for CITB’s Apprenticeship team and a huge thank you to our Brickwork and Carpentry and Joinery apprentices who have done themselves proud excelling in the final assessments, earning CITB a City & Guilds “Centre of Excellence” award for EPA achievement.
CITB to invest over £233m in British construction
With a strong focus on three core challenges for construction, CITB published its Business Plan today (18 May), announcing it will be investing over £233m across Britain to support construction throughout 2022/23.
Skills Minister meets Kickstart trainees and apprentices at CITB Perry Barr On-site training hub
Minister Burghart called in at CITB’s on-site training hub at the Lendlease site in Perry Barr last week. The training hub will give hundreds of local people the skills to build more than 1,400 homes and start a rewarding career in construction on one of Birmingham’s biggest construction sites.
Supporting Mental Health in Construction is a priority for CITB
To mark Mental Health Awareness Week (9 to 15 May 2022) CITB is pledging its continuing support to training and understanding.
National Construction College hosts SkillBuild regional heat
The largest and longest-running construction skills competition in the UK kicked off two weeks ago, with the SkillBuild 2022 regional heats currently underway.
Raising mental health awareness in construction
In his latest blog our Chief Executive, Tim Balcon, writes on a subject which means a lot to him for professional and personal reasons: mental health.
CITB welcomes CLC's Construction Skills Plan for 2022
The Construction Leadership Council (CLC) today (28 April) published an update to its sector-wide skills plan for construction and the built environment. The Skills Plan is a cross industry collaboration.
CITB Grants Scheme supports businesses bringing new entrants into industry
As we enter the new financial year, CITB data reveals that almost 14,000 businesses have been supported in the form of grants, with over £77m paid out in the last year, and over 45% of grant spent went to small and micro businesses.
CITB Chief Executive Tim Balcon joins Skills for a Sustainable Skyline Taskforce
CITB Chief Executive Tim Balcon is one of 15 construction industry leaders on a new Skills for a Sustainable Skyline Taskforce.