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The West Midlands is set to benefit from a new scheme to assist residents looking for employment or change of career and fill a skills shortage in local construction.
A new training centre in North Wales has successfully trained its first cohort of scaffolders.
The future of the construction industry in Wales has been given a boost by CITB’s multi-million-pound investment in four construction training and employment hubs.
Construction has bounced back quicker than expected from the Covid-19 pandemic and the industry will reach 2019 levels of output in 2022. By 2025, the industry will need to recruit an additional 217,000 new workers just to meet demand. That’s the forecast of the Construction Skills Network (CSN) 2021-25, published by CITB today.
Construction in Scotland has come back strongly from COVID-19, needing 26,250 extra jobs to be created by 2025.
Construction has bounced back quicker than expected from the Covid-19 pandemic, and most of the industry will reach 2019 levels of output in 2023.
Your CITB update this week has two main items: news of a bounce back in construction output predicted in our new 2021-25 skills forecast, and details of a free health and wellbeing conference for employers.
The Construction Levy rates will remain the same for 2022-25 under proposals confirmed by the CITB Board on 21 May, with industry support to be measured this summer.
Today’s email details the freezing of Construction Levy rates and the SkillBuild 2021 qualifier competitions.
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.