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Seven things we learned from CITB colleges to construction report

Steve Radley, CITB Policy Director, on ways to address findings that 60% of construction students at college don't get jobs in the industry.

CITB responds to Government announcement on Lifetime Skills Guarantee

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.

Covid-19: CITB chief exec update - 9 December 2020

Today I’d like to highlight a move to digital-only certificates for Site Safety Plus; new research on how further education learners can access construction jobs; and information on Brexit preparedness.

Covid-19: CITB chief exec update - 2 December 2020

I hope you’re having a good week as we enter December – and the start of the build-up to Christmas. Today’s email includes good news about the expansion of CITB’s apprenticeship support; details of our Training Group Survey and a vacancy on the Levy Strategy Committee; plus the latest information about test centre availability.

CITB to expand apprenticeship support to all levy-registered construction employers

All levy-registered construction employers will be eligible to benefit from an expanded CITB apprenticeships support service, phased in throughout 2021.

Covid-19: CITB chief exec update - 25 November 2020

Today’s email contains details on the opportunities available to help shape various Standards; an update on the sale of one of our colleges; news from the Government’s Spending Review; and finally, a reminder of our virtual meetings offer.

Covid-19: CITB chief exec update - 18 November 2020

Today’s email highlights your feedback on a free new Covid-19 eCourse; asks for your understanding as email temporarily replaces our telephone system due to the pandemic; as well as advance warning of finance system updates; and an invitation to join the new Levy Strategy Committee.

History tells us why we must act on climate change - here's what we should do

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.

Covid-19: CITB chief exec update - 11 November 2020

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.

Free online Covid-19 e-course launched by CITB

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).