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Site manager training package
Funding theme:

Training and development

Funding topic:
Small employer support, Leadership and management
Project lead:
The Isle of Wight Construction Training Group
Amount awarded:
£22,382
Project summary:

The project will deliver a package of training that will enable companies to upskill existing workers from the IOWCTG membership that is experiencing a shortage of qualified site managers. This is achieved by enrolling on the NVQ6 Site Management programme This programme is supported by classroom based face-to-face interactive training of Nationally recognised site manager qualifications which are not ordinarily available on the Island.

Supply chain school – strategic partnership
Funding theme:

Training and development

Funding topic:
Changing industry culture, Productivity and new ways of working, Digital and new technology, Learning resources, New qualifications and courses, Small employer support, Leadership and management
Project lead:
SKANSKA - on behalf of supply chain partners
Amount awarded:
£2,510,496
Project summary:

The project delivers a 5 year strategic collaboration with the CITB as a trusted advisor on skills issues within the sector to significantly increase the level of training within the supply chain and help to promote and enable innovation.

A longer term relationship will allow the School Partners to plan more strategically, innovate, foster collaboration and offer an opportunity to work with our supply chains to both close the skills gap and address skills shortages.

After the project industry will have access to a free online learning platform where they can undertake skills diagnostics and access knowledge / training under the subjects of offsite, sustainability and BIM.

Contractors will be able, through membership, to access aggregated and anonymous data on the performance of their supply chain members that engage with the learning platform. Over 20,000 learning interventions will have been delivered to the construction workforce.

Technical upskilling for SME builders
Funding theme:

Training and development

Funding topic:
Productivity and new ways of working, Learning resources, Sectors and roles, New qualifications and courses
Project lead:
Federation of Master Builders
Amount awarded:
£47,000
Project summary:

The project seeks to address issues raised by LABC inspectors in terms of avoidable common defects in building work through lack of knowledge of changing building regulations. This project will lead to more efficient working and fewer customer disputes. This will be achieved through: half-day training workshops designed to keep small builders up to date with changing regulations and technical advances, raise standards, reduce defects to disseminate information about new techniques.

The Manse Skills Academy - Withdrawn
Funding theme:

Training and development

Funding topic:
New qualifications and courses
Project lead:
GMG Contractors
Amount awarded:
£49,153
Project summary:

The project will deliver a bespoke skills academy in the east end of Glasgow. This facility will have a range of activities delivered on the premises, which will include SVQ level 2 roofing & tiling award, a new learning module developed in partnership with CITB and our local college. The Academy will be able to respond to training GMG registered apprentices at very short notice, ie when the weather is inclement and they are sent off site.

Enhancing Higher Education Resources and Engagement for High Value Construction Recruitment (commission)
Funding theme:

Careers

Funding topic:
Careers and recruitment
Project lead:
CECA Wales
Amount awarded:
£241,500
Project summary:

This project aims to provide a set of resources and develop industry-HE partnership initiatives as a response to the CITB’s call for commissioned employer-HE collaboration.

The project will provide contextualised learning through immersive and experiential learning opportunities to improve accessibility to practical learning.

A sustainable HEI-employer network will be established in two regions (Wales and Yorkshire) to establish best practice in collaborative partnerships, which will be a model for UK-wide scalability.

A set of physical and virtual resources will be developed that will specifically address three principal target groups:

  • Level 3 school/college leavers
  • Existing employees
  • Graduates/Higher Diplomates from non-cognate disciplines.

 

Recruitment and Assessment Capacity Building
Funding theme:

Careers

Funding topic:
Careers and recruitment
Project lead:
Glasgow Clyde College
Amount awarded:
£38,457
Project summary:

This project seeks to build the capacity of Glasgow Clyde College’s (GCC) work based assessment capability by creating a pool of occupationally competent and qualified training and assessment staff.  The aim of the project is to facilitate delivery of the new work based assessments that are being introduced to construction trades Modern Apprenticeships, particularly for those that are within scope of the CITB in Scotland.

Through significantly increasing the number of qualified assessors, the project will enable Glasgow Clyde College to provide:

  1. Work based assessments for CITB Modern Apprentices who are completing their programmes with Glasgow Clyde College (currently over 200 places with projected 30% growth in coming years).
  2. Offer this ‘Gold Standard’ service to other providers and ‘in scope’ employers across Scotland who do not have the capacity locally to fully cover the new work based assessment requirements of the CITB related MA programmes.
Increasing capacity and capability to deliver immersive learning in construction industry (Immersive Learning)
Funding theme:

Innovation

Funding topic:
Digital and new technology, Learning resources, New qualifications and courses
Project lead:
AMRC (Advanced Manufacturing Research Company)
Amount awarded:
£320,500
Project summary:

Collaborative, standardised industry-wide immersive learning framework

Open-source authoring tool for users to create VR learning content>Learning modules authored by each employer partner and delivered to employees

Case studies developed from 5x strands to show impact / benefits of immersive learning.

Project pHAEton
Funding theme:

Innovation

Funding topic:
Digital and new technology, Learning resources, New qualifications and courses
Project lead:
Hire Association Europe
Amount awarded:
£225,960
Project summary:

The project will develop a web-based content creation platform and community space that allows users to generate their own learning experiences for virtual and augmented reality.  

The system will use a simple drag and drop interface and will include a learner management system that will allow learning experiences to be tracked, monitored and quality assured.

The platform will host VR content developed by HAE from other projects.  Content will be accessible in 3D via a computer screen and in PDF. The platform will be hosted by HAE, will be available to use by industry and funded by means of a low-cost pricing model.

After the project, industry will have access to a platform which allows for anyone to create VR and AR learning experiences in a simple and intuitive way.

Increasing capacity and capability to deliver immersive learning in construction industry (Immersive Learning) 2
Funding topic:
Digital and new technology, New qualifications and courses, Learning resources
Project lead:
AMRC
Amount awarded:
£330,500
Project summary:

Collaborative, standardised industry-wide immersive learning framework

Open-source authoring tool for users to create VR learning content>Learning modules authored by each employer partner and delivered to employees

Case studies developed from 5x strands to show impact / benefits of immersive learning.

Assessment infrastructure (commission) Ayrshire
Funding theme:

Training and development

Funding topic:
Sectors and roles, Small employer support
Project lead:
Ayrshire Coatings Ltd
Amount awarded:
£8,560
Project summary:

An employer-led project to increase availability of on-site assessment provision in the Finishing sector, in Scotland and North England. This employer will upskill 3 employees to become qualified assessors through working in partnership with Ayrshire Construction Training Group.