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From care worker to specialised construction skills success
Three years after Lincolnshire care worker Jess Wells walked into a construction careers event, she’s now the first woman to have achieved a highly specialised construction qualification.
Covid-19: CITB chief exec update – 20 May 2021
Today I want to talk about how the Skills & Training Fund can support Medium-sized businesses; some hopefully useful information about the Levy Return 2021; news about some free webinars for training providers; and the results of the CLC ‘People Survey’, which provides a snapshot of the construction workforce as we move out of the pandemic.
Nation Council Chair vacancies: Help shape the future of construction skills
The Construction Industry Training Board (CITB) has Nation Council Chair vacancies for England and Scotland.
Skills needs, new recruits and the challenges ahead - CITB’s England Plan 2021/22
Helping employers with their immediate skills needs, clear information to attract new recruits including from FE, and tackling long-term challenges underpin CITB’s England Plan, published today (7 April).
Covid-19: CITB chief exec update - 31 March 2021
Today’s email details the publication of our business plan, the reinstatement of our plant grant, the Construction Leadership Council’s People Survey, and a reminder to have your say in our Levy consultation.
”I would encourage any girls out there to consider construction as a worthwhile career”
To celebrate International Women’s Day, CITB Apprenticeships Officer Barbara Hastie, 45, explains why this is a great time for women to enter the construction industry.
CITB responds to Government announcement on Lifetime Skills Guarantee
Today the government made the announcement that tens of thousands of adults in England will potentially benefit from almost 400 free courses from April 2021. The courses will be available to adults without a full qualification at Level 3 (A-level equivalent) from April 2021 to help them gain in-demand skills and open up further job opportunities.
Crackdown on fraud in construction testing
Organised crime in London, the Midlands and the North West is cashing in on pent-up demand for construction testing resulting from the months of lockdown, and CITB needs your help to stop it.
Industry acts to protect apprenticeships – but no time for complacency
Thousands of apprentices’ employment has been protected by construction’s pandemic response effort – but industry leaders are today warning more needs to be done to retain vital skills.