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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.
It’s been great getting out and about after the pandemic restrictions we’ve endured over the last two years.
CITB, FIS and the YouthBuild Project work together to provide disadvantaged young people with the skills and training to allow them to thrive in the workplace, helping to fill the skills gap in the finishes & interiors sector. Julius Debrah is a successful example of this initiative.
Apprenticeships are a valuable investment for construction companies - apprentices help build the skills you need. But did you know apprenticeships can be extremely flexible too, to best suit your business and training needs? Find out more here.
The support I’ve had from older colleagues throughout my career has been a great encouragement to me, from starting out as a gas apprentice, to first becoming a Chief Executive, a role I found extremely tough in my early days.
I was recently asked who I most admire in the construction industry, past or present. My answer, in Construction Management magazine, was the small business owner. To have the initiative and bravery to do something completely on your own, without a safety net, is truly courageous.
CITB CEO Tim Balcon reflects on his first two months at the helm and how CITB will continue to support skills, training and meet the future challenges of the construction industry.
Globally, progress on climate action has not been anywhere near fast enough. The coronavirus pandemic led to a historic drop in global emissions last year, but it will be a glaring anomaly unless big changes are made.
Good leadership is an essential component to running any business, which is why CITB provides funding, support and advice to all companies looking to invest in the future. Find out more about the Management Development Fund here.
CSF Blog Sabrina Robertson