Found 230 funded projects. Funded projects are sorted in the most recent first.
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- Home Building Skills Partnership
Training and developmentFunding topic:Productivity and new ways of working, Learning resources, Sectors and roles, Small employer support, Careers and recruitment, New qualifications and courses, Leadership and management, Changing industry cultureProject lead:Home Builders FederationAmount awarded:£2,726,165Project summary:
The project will develop a sector infrastructure that will define how we attract, train and retain a skilled and professional workforce sufficient to build over 1 million new homes in the next 5 years.
By engaging up to 100 homebuilders and targeting specific occupations, and with the support and leadership of the homebuilders. The project will create and develop an industry-responsive infrastructure which will communicate the benefits of smart recruitment, training and retaining to up to 3,500 homebuilders and homebuilding supply chain companies across the UK.
- Infrastructure 21 - implementation
Training and developmentFunding topic:Changing industry culture, Sectors and roles, New qualifications and courses, Small employer support, Leadership and managementProject lead:Civil Engineering Contractors AssociationAmount awarded:£385,500Project summary:
The Infrastructure 21 project is a cross-industry collaboration that focuses on ensuring that the UK’s infrastructure supply chain has the competence and capacity to deliver a 50% increase in output in the next five years. It will develop and deliver upskilling for supply chain firms, targeted directly at those areas identified by industry as priorities through an extensive industry survey.
- Infrastructure Development Programme
Training and developmentFunding topic:Sectors and roles, New qualifications and courses, Small employer support, Leadership and managementProject lead:Civil Engineering Contractors AssociationAmount awarded:£1,116,000Project summary:
The project will develop a sustainable model for specialist infrastructure training provision, creating a structured framework that allows employees in the sector to develop the core skills that they require to operate in key roles in the sector where skills shortages currently exist. The end-state will be a self-sustaining training model that is developed by industry, for industry; providing targeted training that would not otherwise be readily available for companies in the sector.
- On-Site Assessment and Training (OSAT)
Training and developmentFunding topic:Sectors and roles, Small employer supportProject lead:Finishes and Interiors SectorAmount awarded:£200,000Project summary:
This project will reduce the skills gap and increase training expenditure by delivering a programme of enhancements to SME employers in the finishes and interiors sector to achieve L2 NVQs in appropriate occupation.
The benefits will primarily enhance collaborative working and increase value added per employee.
- OSAT NVQ for the dry lining and plastering sector
Training and developmentFunding topic:Changing industry culture, Sectors and roles, Small employer supportProject lead:Dry Lining and Plastering Training ForumAmount awarded:£180,000Project summary:
The project will provide demand-led OSAT training for the finishes and interiors sector. This project will address the growing need for NVQs in the sector. It will engage 100 companies in the process, ensuring the inclusion of 25% disengaged employers who have not availed of CITB funding or grants in past 3 years. The delivery model for this project will assist in alleviating key skills issues for the sector and will provide a foundation for further funding which will have additional impact on the company/ individual.
- Quality and skills training 'Spotlight on the industry'
Training and developmentFunding topic:Changing industry culture, Careers and recruitment, Productivity and new ways of working, Learning resources, Sectors and roles, Small employer supportProject lead:British Drilling AssociationAmount awarded:£33,950Project summary:
The project is an awareness campaign which will emphasise the importance of employing competent, highly trained and professional companies and personnel; increase training of new Apprenticeships and increase NVQ uptake; ensure that educational institutions charged with training future workforces understand the importance of relevant and compulsory qualifications. It will produce a paper: ‘Spotlight on Industry’ - this paper will share findings devised from this awareness campaign. It will be published in industry-specific journals to raise awareness and trigger debate
- Reinforced Concrete Frame upskilling
Training and developmentFunding topic:Learning resources, Sectors and roles, Careers and recruitment, New qualifications and courses, Small employer supportProject lead:ConstructAmount awarded:£154,788Project summary:
The project will work specifically with SMEs with less than 200 PAYE employees to:
- Promote the introduction of a new level 2 vocational qualification for Formwork Erector/Striker
- Upskill operatives to achieve currently available level 2 qualifications relevant to the RC Frame Sector
- Create a skills and competence pathway model to demonstrate how an individual can become trade qualified through an apprenticeship.
- Site manager training package
Training and developmentFunding topic:Small employer support, Leadership and managementProject lead:The Isle of Wight Construction Training GroupAmount awarded:£22,382Project summary:
The project will deliver a package of training that will enable companies to upskill existing workers from the IOWCTG membership that is experiencing a shortage of qualified site managers. This is achieved by enrolling on the NVQ6 Site Management programme This programme is supported by classroom based face-to-face interactive training of Nationally recognised site manager qualifications which are not ordinarily available on the Island.
- Supply chain school – strategic partnership
Training and developmentFunding topic:Changing industry culture, Productivity and new ways of working, Digital and new technology, Learning resources, New qualifications and courses, Small employer support, Leadership and managementProject lead:SKANSKA - on behalf of supply chain partnersAmount awarded:£2,510,496Project summary:
The project delivers a 5 year strategic collaboration with the CITB as a trusted advisor on skills issues within the sector to significantly increase the level of training within the supply chain and help to promote and enable innovation.
A longer term relationship will allow the School Partners to plan more strategically, innovate, foster collaboration and offer an opportunity to work with our supply chains to both close the skills gap and address skills shortages.
After the project industry will have access to a free online learning platform where they can undertake skills diagnostics and access knowledge / training under the subjects of offsite, sustainability and BIM.
Contractors will be able, through membership, to access aggregated and anonymous data on the performance of their supply chain members that engage with the learning platform. Over 20,000 learning interventions will have been delivered to the construction workforce.
- Technical upskilling for SME builders
Training and developmentFunding topic:Productivity and new ways of working, Learning resources, Sectors and roles, New qualifications and coursesProject lead:Federation of Master BuildersAmount awarded:£47,000Project summary:
The project seeks to address issues raised by LABC inspectors in terms of avoidable common defects in building work through lack of knowledge of changing building regulations. This project will lead to more efficient working and fewer customer disputes. This will be achieved through: half-day training workshops designed to keep small builders up to date with changing regulations and technical advances, raise standards, reduce defects to disseminate information about new techniques.