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Supported Work Placement Provider CCI Scotland wins #CITB Skills and Training Funding

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

CITB award Apprenticeship Processing contract to SSCL

CITB (The Construction Industry Training Board) has today announced its intention to sign an enabling partner agreement with SSCL (Shared Services Connected Ltd). This new partnership comes as part of CITB’s Vision 2020 programme of reform to better meet the demands of the British construction industry. CITB will take on a more strategic and influential role focusing on securing the right training mix, high standards and quality assurance building employer confidence in the market.

How can the housebuilding sector bridge the skills gap?

The UK construction industry is facing a major shortage of skilled workers that is increasing its costs, impacting on its ability to hit government building targets and even causing some firms to deliver substandard work according to some new research which will be released in the near future.

How to make all employees work-ready

This is one of the key concerns I hear when I talk to employers. They want young people who have completed college courses to be ready for work on day one.

£5m boost from CITB to get hard-to-reach candidates into construction

CITB’s biggest-ever funding opportunity opens today, with a £5 million commission to help under-represented groups into the construction industry.

£200k gaming technology set to bring more apprentices into construction

An exciting new downloadable game – which demonstrates the benefits of a career in construction through games-based learning – has been launched at the Skills Scotland show at Glasgow’s SEC.

Wales’ landmark new £6.5M construction centre officially opens in Swansea

The Construction Wales Innovation Centre (CWIC), based at University of Wales Trinity Saint David's (UWTSD) new £350million SA1 Swansea Waterfront development, has officially opened.

Digital technologies, Virtual reality and wearable technology, can increase productivity, transform efficiency and attract a new generation of talent to construction business

Digital technologies - such as virtual reality and wearable technology - have the potential to increase productivity, transform efficiency and help attract a new generation of talent to the sector. But change needs to accelerate.

Digital technology could transform construction - but requires skills and culture change

Digital technology has the potential to transform the construction industry – but only if the sector is equipped with the right skills and knowledge, says a new report from the Construction Industry Training Board (CITB).

Fairness, Inclusion and Respect - it makes good business sense

With over 25 years’ experience, Briony Wickenden is a construction advocate who’s focused on making the industry better for all. With a background in HR, Briony is currently Head of Training and Development at CECA and also heads up the CITB-funded Fairness, Inclusion and Respect (FIR) Programme, which is delivered by the Supply Chain Sustainability School. We spoke with her recently about the programme and making construction more inclusive.

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