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Covid-19: CITB chief exec update - 11 March 2021

As face-to-face education gradually begins to return across the countries, today I would like to update you on the phased reopening of the National Construction Colleges and more remote learning courses coming soon; the Construction Leadership Council (CLC) launching the first sector-wide skills plan for industry; and an appeal for roofers to register with the RoofCERT accreditation scheme.

How one employer is training future female leaders

As today marks International Women’s Day, Dawn Hillier, Head of Standards and Qualifications Strategy at CITB, takes a closer look at the efforts being made to support female progression through CITB’s Leadership and Management Development Fund.

”I would encourage any girls out there to consider construction as a worthwhile career”

To celebrate International Women’s Day, CITB Apprenticeships Officer Barbara Hastie, 45, explains why this is a great time for women to enter the construction industry.

Covid-19: CITB chief exec update - 4 March 2021

Today’s email details the launch of our Levy consultation, an overview of Scottish National Apprenticeship week, and how next week we’ll be celebrating women in construction.

Budget 2021 for construction – CITB statement

Response to the Government's 2021 Budget by CITB Policy Director Steve Radley

Britain’s construction training body pledges pre-Covid rates

The training body for British construction is proposing to keep rates at pre-Covid levels as it launches a wide-reaching consultation into its funding proposals.

Interview advice helps get students into construction

Welsh students looking to get into the construction industry got a helping hand with support for job interviews at a virtual event last week.

Covid-19: CITB chief exec update - 17 February 2021

Today I would like to update you on the result of a recent consultation and subsequent new approach to funding for Training Groups, along with a COVID-delayed £1 fee increase for the Health, Safety and Environment (HS&E) test. There have also been updates to Short Duration Standards, meaning new codes must be used.

CSF gives Paul new appetite for life

In February 2020, 54-year old print manager Paul Whitlock decided it was time for a fresh start and to undertake a new challenge. Having refurbished a few properties in his spare time he decided to set up as a painter and decorator as it was something he could turn his hand to quickly, without needing to go through the lengthy training necessary to become a plumber or an electrician. It also meant he could start earning money relatively quickly.

The challenges and opportunities of getting apprentices into jobs

With National Apprenticeship Week 2021 drawing to a close, CITB's Director of Strategy and Policy Steve Radley explains the challenges and opportunities of getting apprentices into the construction industry.