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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.

New CITB plant standards and grants “inspired by industry”

Industry input on CITB’s new plant standards and grants will raise everyone’s game writes CITB’s Emily Tilling. The changes, announced in July, come into effect in January 2023 and will have a wide-reaching impact on the construction industry.

Strong leadership key to reaching sustainability goals

I once heard that 80% of carbon emissions created across the world come from businesses. That's a startling statistic. It shows why business and political leaders must be responsible and help make the world a greener, safer place.

Bringing construction to life in schools

Promoting construction careers to school children is a big part of attracting new talent to industry. One way of showing young people construction’s opportunities is by giving existing workers the skills to effectively share their experiences.

GPS Technology, it's not the future. It's now

Gez Bonner, National Training Manager of L Lynch Plant Hire & Haulage Ltd, spoke with CITB about the training they offer Plant Operators to master GPS technology on construction sites and the partnership with CITB that made it possible.

What is net zero?

To combat climate change, the UK became one of the first countries to commit to becoming net zero. But what is net zero, and what does it mean for construction?

Construction’s biggest challenge

I’d like to start this blog by thanking everyone who has completed their CITB Levy Return. Let’s be honest, paperwork is not an enticing task. However, it is a vitally important one where the Levy is concerned. So, to all those who have met today’s deadline, I appreciate it, as do my colleagues.

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.

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.

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.