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CITB seeks three new board members to broaden skillset

The CITB (Construction Industry Training Board) is encouraging influential individuals to apply to become Trustees of its Board.

CITB’s Skills and Training Fund: Promoting excellence and best practice in the construction industry

Campaign Launched by LLUK to Encourage Skills Building in Building Industry

Constructions workers are being advised to tackle the skills gap by passing on their expertise to learners.

Industry urged not to get left behind

From the 1st August, ConstructionSkills will provide employers with an increased level of financial support, in excess of £9,400 in CITB-ConstructionSkills Grant, to help them take on an apprentice and meet these new targets.

Leitch Report: Review of Skills – Three year anniversary

A skilled workforce will always help to grow and strengthen the construction industry so that it is able to compete on a global scale.

Specialist occupations are vital when recession bites

The current economic climate challenges every business sector, and construction is no different. Yet longer-term forecasts demonstrate that the industry will recover, and when it does there will be an increased demand for specialist workers in response to changing construction methods and new innovations.

Why apprentices prepare employers for a stronger future

It is easy to think, particularly during the downturn, that recruiting new staff members is costly and perhaps unnecessary. However, when times are tough, competition for contracts is even tougher and that’s where a well-trained extra pair of hands could make a real difference.

ConstructionSkills on sustaining the workforce

Understanding and responding to change within our industry is important to us, and at ConstructionSkills, we are looking at the future needs of our industry and planning accordingly.

£1m fund gets laid-off construction apprentices back onto placements

A one million pound fund has been cleared to help construction companies take on apprentices who have lost their placements because of the recession.

CITB Skills and Training Fund makes social enterprise more sustainable

At Langloch Farm in Lanark, a small town in bonny central Scotland, there’s a social enterprise that buzzes with positive energy.


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