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News 26 September 2022

CITB invests £1.8m to support England Construction Opportunities and reduce the skills gap

CITB’s England Construction Opportunities (ECO) commission sees eight successful bids awarded a total of just over £1.8m. This investment will directly help address the construction industry’s skills gap, increase employment retention, and provide vital support to new starters at the beginning of their construction careers.

CITB welcomes CLC’s new strategy

CITB Chief Executive, Tim Balcon, who is a member of the CLC Task Force Group, said: “We welcome the CLC’s new three-year strategy and its focus on working collaboratively to deliver transformational change, boost productivity and create a more resilient industry, creating capability and capacity to deliver future growth.

CITB response to Chancellor's Fiscal statement

CITB’s Chief Executive, Tim Balcon responds to Chancellor's Fiscal statement.

CITB mourns the death of Her Majesty The Queen

Chair Peter Lauener and CEO Tim Balcon said: “Everyone at CITB is deeply saddened about the passing of HM The Queen. The Queen was an extraordinary figure, one of the greatest Britons of all time and an inspiration to many across the world.

Construction drive aids economic recovery

A recruitment campaign which set out to train high-quality assessors for the construction industry in Scotland has played a vital role in economic recovery.

CITB funds mental health first aiders for construction apprentices

CITB is investing £90,000 to fund a pilot scheme which will provide mental health support for apprentices from the start of their construction industry careers.

CITB responds to industry demand for leadership and management training

CITB has announced an exciting new development opportunity for employers wanting to improve leadership and management skills across their business.

New CITB plant standards and grants “inspired by industry”

Industry input on CITB’s new plant standards and grants will raise everyone’s game writes CITB’s Emily Tilling. The changes, announced in July, come into effect in January 2023 and will have a wide-reaching impact on the construction industry.

Jamie Hepburn MSP visits NCC Scotland

Jamie Hepburn MSP, Minister for Higher Education and Further Education, Youth Employment and Training, visited the National Construction College, Inchinnan, Scotland, to meet with apprentices, employees and employers.

Discover the life-changing impact of becoming an ambassador

Are you passionate about construction and want to show others the opportunities available? Or perhaps, you’re looking for your own next step in your career? Becoming a Go Construct STEM Ambassador could be the perfect fit for you. CITB, in partnership with STEM Learning, recently launched the Go Construct STEM Ambassador Scheme, which brings to life the use of Science, Technology, Engineering and Maths within the sector.