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CITB News and Mid-year review

CITB News and Mid-year review


Experience Go Construct

The Go Construct website has been nominated for a Masters of Marketing Award in the user experience and design category.

The website is packed with information for parents, careers advisors, educators and employers on what qualifications and skills are required to work in construction and how to get them.

Go Construct will be up against Gu Puds and Guardian Holidays for the award which recognises excellence in user experience strategies and execution.

Visit Go Construct for more information.

Fly with CITB

Many employers have already benefited from CITB funding. One project called “Robots for Roofing” saw Lacy Roofing in Liverpool receive a £15,000 investment to train five of its staff. The project is helping train roofers to use drones to the Civil Aviation Authority standards. The drones will be used to carry out routine jobs which would normally require them to climb e.g. carrying out surveys and finding faults. This training is the first of its kind and has the potential to reduce health and safety risks, while also capturing the imagination of young people who had not previously considered a construction career.

If this pilot is successful it could be rolled out across the construction industry.

To see how others have benefited read more here.

See our funding pages for more information on how you could benefit.

Flexible and Structured Funding window opening 18 October


The next CITB Flexible and Structured funds window will go live on 18 October. So far this year the fund has awarded £13m to employers. Our Skills and Training fund (dedicated to employers with fewer than 50 employees) is part of CITB’s Flexible fund.

A total fund of £20 million is available in 2016.

Our funding team are running webinars and workshops to help you learn more about possible opportunities open to you. There will also be support for completing application forms and answering any queries you may have.

The first two webinars will be held on:

  • Monday 3 October at 10:30-12:30
  • Friday 14 October at 12:30-13:30

See how you can benefit by taking part in the webinar or workshop.

Full details of all funding opportunities are here.

Autumn Employer Forums

Our new CITB Advisors are working with employers through Training Groups, Advisory Forums, Federations and other groups to help you develop the right skills for your business.

To give you additional face-to-face support we run Employer Advisory Forums in the spring and autumn of each year.

The nationwide forums take place at regional venues in England and Scotland and provide you with the opportunity to have your say on matters important to you. It is also a chance to debate the issues of the day and work with us to help shape solutions.

Early booking is essential as these events are very popular.

For more information about the Forums or to book a place please visit our Employer Advisory Forum webpages.

Contact Us/ We are here

We are improving our communication channels to make it easier for you to contact us on a range of topics including accessing training resources, seek advice or access funding.

For a summary of how to contact us, view our contact guide

Kind regards
Mark Bodger
Strategic Partnerships Director Wales

Mid-year review

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