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As yesterday marked the first Green Jobs Taskforce meeting, CITB’s Sustainability and Innovation Lead, Richard Bayliss, explores both the challenges and opportunities in meeting net zero.
Today’s email brings news about the Skills and Training Fund; the Talent Retention Scheme; and our consultation on Training Group support; plus ways in which CITB is combating fraud, and the Lighthouse Club Christmas Cracker promotion.
A new e-course was launched last week by CITB, titled Covid-19: Setting up and operating a safe construction site (External link - Opens in a new tab or window).
Sarah Beale, Chief Executive of CITB, has given notice of her resignation which will come into effect from September 2021.
Today’s email brings news on the launch of a free COVID-19 eCourse; further measures we’ve taken to help with Site Safety Plus training; details of changes at CITB; and extra support through virtual meetings.
Government investment is needed to support skills in the coming year to prevent a generation of talent being lost, CITB outlines today as it publishes a new construction industry forecast.
The outlook for the future has been, understandably, hard to predict, but today we can provide a snapshot of how we think the next five years will look like through a new Construction Skills Network Industry (CSN) Outlook for 2021-25, published today.
CITB will progress its Leadership and Management Development Fund with 38 successful bids, valued at just under £2.8m and aiming to support over 7,000 workers
The pandemic has brought significant challenges, but also caused people to come together, generating new ideas and opportunities that have gained traction at a faster pace than may have been the case. Working with Training Providers, Site Safety Plus centres and Approved Training Organisations, CITB has expanded the range of remote learning opportunities available that have allowed many in our industry to continue learning during this time.
Thousands of apprentices’ employment has been protected by construction’s pandemic response effort – but industry leaders are today warning more needs to be done to retain vital skills.