News Construction Firms Urged Apply Funding Industry Training Board

The Construction Industry Training Board is urging firms that have developed projects to provide construction workers with skills and training to apply for funding from the CITB.

Since September last year the board has invested more than £1.7 million in projects and is currently accepting applications for Flexible Funding.

The scheme offers funding for construction skills and training projects that last up to 18 months and are not already supported by other CITB funding.

The fund focuses on the training areas that have been identified as priorities for the industry following CITB’s extensive consultation with employers in 2015.

The aim is to target funds to help build a well-skilled workforce and support the industry for the long term.

A total of 45 projects have successfully acquired funding via the Skills and Training fund at a total value of £185,874, with an 88 per cent success rate for firms who apply.

Geeta Nathan, head of economic analysis and research at CITB said: “We want as many construction firms and Federations to make an application. We updated our funding system last year, taking on board levy payers’ suggestions about how to simplify the process and make it more streamlined.

“With the new and improved system and £10 million in Flexible Funding to be allocated this year, there’s never been a better time to apply.”

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