Found 223 funded projects. Funded projects are sorted in the most recent first.
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- Construction Contextualised Curriculum
CareersFunding topic:Careers and recruitmentProject lead:London Region Construction Training GroupAmount awarded:£202,000Project summary:
This contextualised curriculum project will consist of the development of a suite of resources, available online, for the use of teachers, careers advisers and industry ambassadors that raise the profile and desirability of careers in construction and the built environment.
The project will also include the piloting and roll out of these resources in schools.
- Construction employer frameworks for ex-offenders in Wales (commission)
CareersFunding topic:Careers and recruitment, Learning resourcesProject lead:BAM Nuttall UKAmount awarded:£249,424Project summary:
Commission: Employer led training and employment pathways into construction for ex-offenders. The project will map existing training / employment provision for ex-offenders.
It will develop tailored frameworks encompassing employers, offender management services, training and third sector to detail clear pathways into construction employment. The frameworks will reflect existing skills shortages and upcoming needs across Wales.
- Construction pathways into employment (commission)
CareersFunding topic:Learning resources, Careers and recruitmentProject lead:Scottish Building FederationAmount awarded:£250,000Project summary:
Commission: Employer led training and employment pathways into construction for ex-offenders. The project will create a Scotland-wide sustainable framework of employer led learning and employment pathways into construction for ex-offenders. The project will enable employers of all sizes to partner with prisons and other services on a longer term basis and help to identify other possible interactions. By the end of the project, participants will have built a coherent framework which takes account of demand, best practice and employer incentives.
- Contextualised curriculum toolkit (commission)
CareersFunding topic:Careers and recruitment, Learning resourcesProject lead:Bouygues UKAmount awarded:£300,000Project summary:
Commission: Construction contextualised curriculum to improve the appeal of working in construction. The aim of the project is to develop a pan Wales construction curriculum resource that facilitates and standardises an end to end offer, which is currently only undertaken by construction companies on an ad hoc basis.
The project will support teachers and careers advisors to contextualise the curriculum by developing curriculum support and guidance and will produce resources to support C&BE Welsh Baccalaureate challenges.
- Fast track new entrant trainees from FE construction diploma courses to home building
CareersFunding topic:Sectors and roles, Careers and recruitmentProject lead:Home Builders FederationAmount awarded:£210,448Project summary:
The project will target FE full time construction diploma course students and encouraging them to follow a career in home building, supporting house builders to build on their existing relationships with colleges in target areas and regions to deliver a fast-track route into employment.
- Fit out Futures
CareersFunding topic:Careers and recruitment, Small employer support, Sectors and rolesProject lead:Finishes and Interiors SectorAmount awarded:£1,550,755Project summary:
Fit out Futures is made up of three work streams:
- BuildBack - which will develop a routeway for employers to access a talent pool within the sector.
- FE to Employment - this enables full time learners to have work experience within the sector and to improve their employment opportunities. This work stream will build confidence for employers to offer work experience placements.
- The final work stream - 'Sector Engagement' will build awareness of the sector to ensure the sector is appropriately qualified. This employer awareness campaign will enable a greater take up of training.
- Inspiring Students (commission)
CareersFunding topic:Careers and recruitment, Learning resourcesProject lead:Kier Construction LtdAmount awarded:£183,999Project summary:
Commission: Schools and employer engagement to improve the appeal of working in construction. The project will focus on inspiring students to consider the many different career opportunities to people of all academic abilities within construction educating parents, careers advisors and teachers about the construction industry. The activity will run across Wales and will focus on schools that are not currently engaged or increase engagement with those that are already engaged students will partake in a construction process over a 6-8 week period, during after school clubs. All resources and case studies will be made available on Go construct for wider use.
- JobCentre Plus pilot
CareersFunding topic:Sectors and roles, Careers and recruitmentProject lead:Finishes and Interiors SectorAmount awarded:£55,150Project summary:
The project will extend the existing Special Upskilling Programme (SUP) in dry lining.
The purpose of this is to re-engage the unemployed with previous construction experience in the North East of England.
The projects objective is to encourage the target market to follow a career in construction to reduce the existing skills gap and reduce unemployment, by adapting the existing Specialist Upskilling Programme in dry lining to suit the needs of the client group.
- Mind the Gap (commission)
CareersFunding topic:Learning resources, Careers and recruitmentProject lead:LendleaseAmount awarded:£700,000Project summary:
Commission: Employer led training and employment pathways into construction for ex-offenders.
The project will reduce skills gaps and crime re-offending rates by working with construction industry partners and rehabilitation specialists to offer sustainable employment opportunities to serving prisoners and ex-offenders.
The project will develop an infrastructure to design, test and deliver long-term construction training and support for 400 businesses resulting in 60 sustained job outcomes by 31 March 2019.
The project will test the model in London in year one, include Birmingham in year two and Manchester in year three.
- Pathways to skills accreditation for hard to reach workers
CareersFunding topic:Careers and recruitment, Sectors and rolesProject lead:UniteAmount awarded:£156,360Project summary:
The project will support a demographic of hard to reach workers who require their skills to be recognised, wish to develop or change careers within the sector. It will do so by building assessor capacity and delivering relevant qualifications to the target group therefore providing them with an opportunity to progress into a new career within the sector.