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Giving employers a greater say on skills
One organisation can’t solve all construction’s skills challenges. To attract new workers, stakeholders need to partner for skills and take an aligned approach to training. That’s the best way of supporting people into well paid construction jobs. I’m pleased to say that a new, co-ordinated approach to skills is in the pipeline: Local Skills Improvement Plans (LSIPs).
Investment, innovation, and collaboration with industry – CITB accounts 2021-22
CITB responded quickly to a host of challenges faced by the sector by investing in apprenticeships, launching a range of innovative initiatives, and working collaboratively with industry, the organisation’s 2021-22 Annual Report and Accounts reveal.
Green Careers Week - Every job is a green job
The first ever Green Careers Week takes place this month. The aim of the campaign, which runs from November 07-12 is to shine a light on green career pathways. CITB has just published a dynamic Net Zero Action Plan which looks at the construction skills needs of the future
Collaboration is the key to success
Six months on from the launch of the updated Construction Leadership Council (CLC) Industry Skills Plan, I’m delighted to share how we’ve worked together to support the industry.
CITB Wales update: New £780k onsite investment will attract 800 new entrants
Welcome to CITB Wales quarterly update. Here’s news on our work that will help you get the most of our services across Wales.
Variety the spice of life for SkillBuild finalist Marlène
Swiftly gaining skills in every aspect of a trade is what being an apprentice is all about. SkillBuild finalist Marlène Lagnado is a fine example of the benefits of apprenticeships - and the opportunities construction offers.
CITB Wales announce £780K investment to extend Onsite Experience Hubs project
Funding of CITB Wales’ Onsite Experience Hubs, a project which has seen 524 people become site ready in just 18 months, has been extended to 2025. The £780,000 funding will enable 780 more people from local communities to gain invaluable skills and experience, opening a range of construction career opportunities.
Engagement Director, Deborah Madden, chats to Fix Radio about what we're doing to help micro businesses hire apprentices
Our Engagement Director for England, Deb Madden, chatted to Chance Litchfield from Fix Radio about what we're doing to help micro businesses hire apprentices including: CITB’s New Entrant team offering direct practical support to sole traders and SMEs to bring in an apprentice, funding options to cover training costs.
Rugby and carpentry a winning mix for skilful Oliver
The largest and longest-running construction skills competition in the UK returned earlier this year. SkillBuild is delivered by CITB in conjunction with WorldSkills UK, and as preparations for the National Finals get underway, we hear from finalist, Oliver Tudor.
SkillBuild finalist Courtney full of praise for LGBTQ+ trades community
One of the biggest challenges facing the construction industry is promoting diversity. Encouraging people of all backgrounds to join industry has been a priority for many years.