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New points-based immigration system expands threshold for skilled workers, from degree level 6 to level 3

Home Secretary @PritiPatel sent a clear message to the world today that Britain is ready to welcome the best and brightest global #talent when the transition period comes to an end, as further detail on UK’s future immigration system are released.

CITB refreshes Skills & Training Fund to support firms hit by COVID-19

As the impact of #COVID_19 on the construction industry becomes ever more apparent, the Construction Industry Training Board (@CITB_UK) is refreshing its Skills and Training Fund (STF) to provide more support for micro, small and medium sized businesses.

Two female industry leaders appointed to CITB board

The Skills Minister has appointed two leading women from the industry as trustees of the Construction Industry Training Board (CITB).

House building companies should only get planning if apprentice numbers are met

@CITB_UK has published its formal consultation report with employers on the proposal to exempt more small employers from Levy payment proposals and on whether training funds were being reinvested in the right areas.

Two new industry leaders bringing diversity to CITB board

@GillianKeegan and Peter Lauener welcome new Trustees to @CITB_ board @SeddonSophie @_NovusSolutions @tonyelliottHRD @RobertsonGroup   CITB welcomes two new Trustees to its Board, who will contribute in shaping and monitoring the organisation’s future strategy.  Apprenticeships and Skills Minister Gillian Keegan MP appointed Sophie Seddon, People and Culture Director at Novus, and Tony Elliott, Group HR Director at Robertson Group, to the CITB Board. Tony Elliott has over 25 years of experience in the fields of talent, people and learning, has been Chair of CITB’s Scotland Nation Council from September 2018 to June 2020, and is part of the senior team at Robertson, one of the UK’s largest privately-owned construction and infrastructure services companies. Tony feels strongly about the development of people and the growing of internal talent, the attraction of new talent, and ensuring skillsets are enhanced and future-proofed within construction.

Success of Construction Skills Fund recognised as scheme extended another year

@CITB_UK - The success of the Construction Skills Fund (CSF) in delivering site-ready learners for the industry has been rewarded with a 12-month extension by the Department for Education (DfE).

CITB sets out plan to support sector’s skills-based recovery as Levy bills cut

@CITB_UK sets out plan to support sector’s skills-based recovery as Levy bills cut

CITB welcomes Roadmap to Recovery

The Construction Industry Training Board (@CITB_UK) welcomes the publication of Construction Leadership Council (CLC)’s Roadmap to Recovery plan (published today, 1 June) as an important step in the recovery of the British construction sector.

Less than 1.5% of CITB contracted apprentices have been made redundant over COVID-19

Construction sector looks to future skills by retaining apprentices  Just 141 apprentices have been made redundant in Britain to date out of more than 10,800 contacted by CITB.

Furloughed construction workers can polish up their skills after time spent off the job on coronavirus lockdown.

@CITB_UK help furloughed construction workers can polish up their skills after time spent off the job on coronavirus lockdown.

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Providing trustworthy and positive Further Education news and views since 2003, we are a digital news channel with a mixture of written word articles, podcasts and videos. Our specialisation is providing you with a mixture of the latest education news, our stance is always positive, sector building and sharing different perspectives and views from thought leaders, to provide you with a think tank of new ideas and solutions to bring the education sector together and come up with new innovative solutions and ideas.

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Every week FE News has over 200 articles and new pieces of content per week. We are a news channel providing the latest Further Education News, giving insight from multiple sources on the latest education policy developments, latest strategies, through to our thought leaders who provide blue sky thinking strategy, best practice and innovation to help look into the future developments for education and the future of work.

In May 2020, FE News had over 120,000 unique visitors according to Google Analytics and over 200 new pieces of news content every week, from thought leadership articles, to the latest education news via written word, podcasts, video to press releases from across the sector.

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Our main features are exclusive and are thought leadership articles and blue sky thinking with experts writing peer to peer news articles about the future of education and the future of work. The focus is solution led thought leadership, sharing best practice, innovation and emerging strategy. These are often articles about the future of education and the future of work, they often then create future education news articles. We limit our main features to a maximum of 20 per week, as they are often about new concepts and new thought processes. Our main features are also exclusive articles responding to the latest education news, maybe an insight from an expert into a policy announcement or response to an education think tank report or a white paper.

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FE Voices was originally set up as a section on FE News to give a voice back to the sector. As we now have over 3,000 newsrooms and contributors, FE Voices are usually thought leadership articles, they don’t necessarily have to be exclusive, but usually are, they are slightly shorter than Main Features. FE Voices can include more mixed media with the Further Education News articles, such as embedded podcasts and videos. Our sector response articles asking for different comments and opinions to education policy announcements or responding to a report of white paper are usually held in the FE Voices section. If we have a live podcast in an evening or a radio show such as SkillsWorldLive radio show, the next morning we place the FE podcast recording in the FE Voices section.

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We record our own exclusive FE News podcasts, work in conjunction with sector partners such as FAB to create weekly podcasts and daily education podcasts, through to working with sector leaders creating exclusive education news podcasts.

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