Construction comeback set to create over 200,000 jobs by 2019

A resurgence of growth in the regions and nations is driving a strong construction comeback, which is set to create more than 200,000 construction jobs and expand the sector by up to 2.9% on average, year-on-year, according to new research released today by the Construction Industry Training Board (CITB).

CITB announces new council members

The Construction Industry Training Board (CITB) has today announced the formation of its new Council, which will provide advice on the skills challenges facing construction and help shape the organisation’s future direction.

CITB takes on publishing man

CITB has completed the reorganisation of its executive team with the appointment of a man with a publishing background as its commercial director.

CITB plans new apprenticeship strategy by year end

The CITB is planning to put together a commission to develop a long-term apprenticeship strategy for the industry.

Public bodies 'need to do more' for apprenticeships

Public bodies should make more use of the procurement and planning system to ensure employers provide effective employment training to stave off apprenticeship take-ups that are currently “pathetically dismal”, a group of parliamentarians is suggesting.

'50 firms 'need to boost construction's image'

The chairman of CITB says he wants to see 50 construction employers visit 50 schools this year to promoted the industry, after a CITB report suggested that many schools are still providing uninformed and outdated information about the industry.

Nearly 70% back CITB levy

The number of construction companies who support the CITB's mandatory levy grant system has risen by 7% in the past year, the organisation is claiming.

182,000 new jobs expected in construction

182,000 construction jobs are set to be created in the next five years according to new research released today by CITB.

CITB urges employers to promote industry more

The CITB is urging employers to make the most of this year’s GCSE and A-level results to promote career opportunities school-leavers after ONS figures showed that some 400,000 are set to retire from the industry in the next decade.

Parliamentarians to look at training

A cross-party group of parliamentarians from both houses of parliament is launching an inquiry to look at how training in construction could be boosted through an expected upturn in investment.

New chairman for CITB

A new chairman has been appointed to the Construction Industry’s Training Board (CITB-ConstructionSkills), the Department for Business, Innovation and Skills announced today.

Construction Industry Board appoints new deputy chair

Judy Lowe has today been appointed as Deputy Chair of the Construction Industry Training Board (CITB).

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