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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.

Free mentoring to help improve the digital capability of construction businesses

A free mentoring service has launched to support businesses with implementing digital processes and techniques by offering technical advice and guidance.

Partnering for skills

It’s been great getting out and about after the pandemic restrictions we’ve endured over the last two years.

Help beat construction’s skills shortage by inspiring young people

Are you passionate about construction and want to show others what you do? Your enthusiasm and love for your job could inspire the next generation to join the sector.