Swansea Arena site to inspire city’s next generation

Swansea Arena hosted careers advisers from schools on Thursday (16 September) to show off the hundreds of different roles involved in construction. Careers advisers from schools in the Swansea area heard how pupils interested in any subject can find a role suitable for them in the sector. They were given first-hand accounts of how schoolwork can lead to well paid, structured careers as bid writers,...

CITB secures construction industry support for Levy Proposals

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Construction employers have backed CITB’s Levy Proposals to support skills and training across England, Scotland and Wales, by way of the Consensus process. The provisional result will now be taken to the Secretary of State for Education to make the final decision on the issue of a new, three-year Levy Order which, if approved, would be issued for 2022-2025. This will...

CITB is set to protect and increase training capacity for scaffolding

CITB has announced that scaffolding training will continue at its facility in Erith, Kent while also increasing capacity at Bircham Newton in Norfolk.

CITB has announced that scaffolding training will continue at its facility in Erith, Kent while also increasing capacity at Bircham Newton in Norfolk. Speaking to Scaffmag the Construction Industry Training Board (CITB) said in addition to creating increased capacity at the Bircham Newton, Norfolk-based, training site, retention of the training centre at Erith has now been confirmed, in order to...

New scaffold training centre celebrates successful first course

New scaffold training centre celebrates successful first course

A brand new scaffold training centre in North Wales has successfully trained its first cohort of scaffolders. The [email protected]’s Centre for Infrastructure, Skills and Technology (CIST) at Llangefni, Anglesey held the scaffolding course recently, delivered by Simian Risk Management and with support for learners from the CITB. The £2.1 million training facility was supported by the Welsh Government Energy Island funding,...

100 Trainees benefit from new Swansea scaffolding centre

More than 100 learners have passed through the CITB's new Welsh scaffolding centre in its first three months. The £1.5 million scaffolding centre, at the Construction Wales Innovation Centre in Swansea, has both trained students looking to move into the sector and provided a temporary staff welfare hub during the Covid-19 pandemic. Gareth Wyn Evans, Centre Manager from the Construction Wales...

Quarter-million workers receive CITB training as pandemic loomed

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CITB supported the training of nearly a quarter of a million construction workers in the last financial year, according to newly published accounts. The annual report, laid before Parliament on 28 January 2021, shows that in the 12-month period ending 31 March 2020 more than 15,000 construction employers and over 20,000 apprentices were supported by CITB. CITB provided direct funding for...

New scaffolding training facility provides boost for North Wales

Ambitious plans for the construction industry in North Wales have taken a step forward with the opening of an accredited training facility for scaffolders. The new £2.1m training facility at [email protected]’s Centre for Infrastructure, Skills and Technology (CIST) at Llangefni, Anglesey is supported by the Welsh Government Energy Island funding and enables the CIST Centre Llangefni to expand its portfolio...

CITB agrees sale of National Construction College Midlands

CITB agrees sale of National Construction College Midlands

The CITB has agreed to sell its Midlands National Construction College (NCC) to Walsall College on 30 November. The sale includes the land, buildings and business based at King's Norton in Birmingham. 17 CITB staff members are also being transferred over as employees of Walsall College. An experienced construction skills provider, Walsall College will look to further develop a comprehensive offer...

Recruitment drive re-launched for new construction assessors

A project to recruit and train 100 quality assessors for the construction industry in Scotland – which was put on hold due to the Covid-19 pandemic – has been re-launched. The two-year project, driven by CITB and ESP, in partnership with 24 Scottish colleges, government agencies and private training providers, was originally unveiled back in early March this year. The re-launch...

CITB Boss hands in resignation

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Sarah Beale, Chief Executive of CITB, has handed in her resignation which will come into effect from September 2021. She has served as CEO since January 2017, having previously held a range of senior leadership positions at the organisation over the past 16 years. Sarah, CITB’s first female CEO, led the training body through a major, transformation programme, Vision 2020. It...