News Bre Academy Launches Digital Training Platform Plug Skills Gap

BRE’s education and training arm has launched a digital platform designed to plug the skills shortage in the construction sector.

Designed to meet the changing needs of construction operatives, professionals and leaders in the UK and around the world, the aim of BRE Academy’s eLearning platform – bre.ac – is to make and deliver quality education and training more accessible to time-poor people and organisations needing to improve skills.

The academy has initially launched 25 courses, including ‘BIM essentials’ and ‘BREEAM Associate’, which will be delivered digitally.

Courses carry recognised qualifications and CPD certification and are developed by leading global experts in the field, explains BRE.

BRE Academy director Pauline Traetto said: “One of the key issues we identified in our recent skills gap survey was the need for accessible learning via the web and mobile that fits around the people rather than the training providers – bre.ac represents the positive action we decided to take in response to this.

“The early indications from course sales data are most encouraging with several hundred people accessing learning in their workplace, while commuting on the train and in the comfort of their home. With the global online training market predicted to grow by 18% by 2020, for us this is the future of learning.”

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