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Pembrokeshire’s Future Stone Masons
In March and May, 19 young people learning construction at Pembrokeshire College undertook ten-day courses as an Introduction to Traditional Stone Masonry. The courses were financed by Pembroke Town Walls Trust as part of their project to develop a long-term management plan for restoring the town’s medieval walls, and funded by the UK Government through the UK Community Renewal fund, managed by Pembrokeshire County Council.
Tunnelling Tasters a Roaring Success
The very first in-person CITB Tunnelling Taster Session successfully launched recently. A collaboration between CITB, Tunnelcraft, TunnelSkills, The STC Group, Tideway, BMB Construction, BAM Nuttall, Morgan Sindall and Balfour Beatty, the programme is designed to inspire young people to take up a career in the booming tunnelling industry.
Can you offer leadership and management training to the construction industry?
CITB is encouraging more providers to sign up to become an Approved Training Organisation and offer vital training for the construction industry. The organisation has waived the joining fee of £750 for providers to encourage more to become CITB approved, enabling them to offer essential training and reap the many benefits available to businesses.
CITB makes Scottish investment to increase and retain new talent
CITB is investing £3m into Scottish construction to support individuals at the start of their career and increase job retention.
Funding awarded to inspire young people into construction in Scotland.
CITB has awarded The Edinburgh Chamber of Commerce £280,000 to inspire and support young people in Scotland to pursue a career in the construction industry through a programme of Construction Work Tasters
Making training work
Since joining CITB I’ve conversed with stakeholders across the UK on training, skills and investment. I’m pleased to say CITB’s new Business Plan reflects this collaborative work and the views expressed during Consensus ’21.
“Centre of Excellence” award for EPA achievement for CITB
A wonderful achievement for CITB’s Apprenticeship team and a huge thank you to our Brickwork and Carpentry and Joinery apprentices who have done themselves proud excelling in the final assessments, earning CITB a City & Guilds “Centre of Excellence” award for EPA achievement.
CITB to invest over £233m in British construction
With a strong focus on three core challenges for construction, CITB published its Business Plan today (18 May), announcing it will be investing over £233m across Britain to support construction throughout 2022/23.
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.