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.
Steve Radley, Policy Director, Construction Industry Training Board and guests will discuss the new research live on FE News.
Live in the studio to discuss the research findings and to answer your questions on how the new Construction Skills Fund will help bridge that gap are Steve Radley, Policy Director, Construction Industry Training Board and guests.
In the live stream we are going to be discussing the research and what we can do about to bridging the skills gap.
The show will be live and interactive so that people can send in questions in advance of the live stream, and also during the show. It will also available to watch on demand if people can’t watch it live.
The report will also reveal the reasons why the sector is struggling to find enough skilled workers – from civil engineers and surveyors to electricians and carpenters.
One solution is the £22m Construction Skills Fund which will bring training to construction sites – allowing learners to apply their knowledge in a real-world environment. This will help meet the needs of employers and tackle the construction skills shortage, while also supporting those who want to join the industry, particularly adult learners.
The scheme is funded by the Department for Education and will be administered by the Construction Industry Training Board (CITB). The fund forms a vital part of the Government’s modern Industrial Strategy – a long-term plan to build a Britain fit for the future by helping businesses create jobs in every part of the UK.
Join us to discuss the research findings and have your questions answered on how the new Construction Skillse Fund will help bridge that gap, with Steve Radley, Policy Director, Construction Industry Training Board and guests.