Found 226 funded projects. Funded projects are sorted in the most recent first.
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- 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.
- Promotion of careers in construction through school and employer partnerships (commission)
CareersFunding topic:Careers and recruitmentProject lead:Scottish Contractors GroupAmount awarded:£199,300Project summary:
Commission: School and Employer Engagement to improve the appeal of working in construction. The project will deliver a system of engagement between schools, colleges, Skills Development Scotland, Historic Environment Scotland, construction employers and careers schemes to address the issue of low aspirations to a career in construction. The delivery will include support for trade demonstrations, professional career events, raising awareness of construction to career advisors, onsite visits and computer simulations.
- School and employer engagement to improve the appeal of working in construction
CareersFunding topic:Learning resources, Careers and recruitment, Sectors and rolesProject lead:Kier Construction LtdAmount awarded:£183,999Project summary:
To improve the links between schools and industry – to build and maintain relationships between schools and the construction industry, as opposed to the ad-hoc interactions that often take place.
- Think Build
CareersFunding topic:Careers and recruitment, Learning resourcesProject lead:Wates ConstructionAmount awarded:£47,152Project summary:
The Think Build project is a pilot programme adapted from the award-winning Think Logistics programme set up in 2014 as a partnership between several logistics firms and the charity Career Ready.
Its aim is to provide an effective method of employer engagement in schools. Industry volunteers deliver workshops to younger teenagers, leading to an in-depth programme of mentoring, masterclasses and work placements for 16-18 year olds.
- Women in construction – changing the face of construction
CareersFunding topic:Changing industry culture, Careers and recruitmentProject lead:BAM NuttallAmount awarded:£480,392Project summary:
The project will address gender diversity in construction, focusing on Crossrail and Tideway and key construction projects in London and Birmingham.
As the lead delivery partner, Women into Construction will use innovative techniques to deliver advice and guidance on work experience and training to support women in to sustainable employment.
This advice and guidance will be based on best practice delivered in over 60 construction companies over 8 years and trialling new approaches in the West Midlands.
- Basic competency programme (BCP) Stage 2 assessment
InnovationFunding topic:Learning resources, Sectors and roles, New qualifications and courses, Small employer supportProject lead:Lead & Hard Metal Roofing AssociationAmount awarded:£154,300Project summary:
The project will provide a further Basic competency Programme assessment for those who have already completed the Basic Competency Programme. This extra assessment is designed to identify whether further training is required, and to what extent it is required in order to secure a formal qualification. The existing training manual will be revised and updated to incorporate all revised and new training content.
- BCTG Supervisor Development Programme
InnovationFunding topic:Productivity and new ways of working, Learning resources, Small employer support, Leadership and management, New qualifications and coursesProject lead:Building Contractors Training GroupAmount awarded:£333,563Project summary:
The project will address the technical skills gaps identified by BCTG members and the wider construction industry through the introduction of a co-designed and co-delivered online learning platform.
- Building on BIM function specific BIM training
InnovationFunding topic:Digital and new technology, Learning resources, New qualifications and coursesProject lead:Vinci PLCAmount awarded:£50,000Project summary:
The programme will create a publically shared rubric built on VINCI best practices for the industry to use to upskill their job families in BIM. This is in response to the ambitious 2025 Construction Strategy which aims to achieve 33% reductions in costs and a 50% increase in efficiency through full BIM integration.
After the project, 14 short-duration e-learning modules will be freely available to use by industry. BIM ambassadors will be upskilled to champion the use of BIM in construction roles and promote the modules. A BIM framework will be developed that will go on to inform CITB activity in identifying and standardising digital competencies.