January 2020

An Investment in the Future

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Introduction

We know you care about the future of skills in our industry, and how CITB is investing the levy to get the maximum return for employers. We want our work to be as transparent as possible so you can see the progress being made.

We listened to your feedback and are pleased you have found 360 simpler to access and easier to read – all of our updates at your fingertips, all in one place, at the click of a button. You’ll be able to see the stories online that matter to you most.

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Leeds City Region secured a multi million pound investment after CITB research showed a clear skills shortage in the area. Employers can now receive up to 40% of the cost of their training, in addition to CITB grants. Funding can be used in a variety of ways, including support with the early symptoms of mental health illness.

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Large scale campaigns designed to change the perceptions of our industry and attract new talent are being delivered by CITB. Future Made targets young people, and important influencers in their life, with Go Construct supporting them with information on the wealth of careers and opportunities when they are ready to take the next step.

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With the help of funding from CITB and the people resource put forward by industry partners, the Supply Chain Sustainability School is an example of what the industry can do when it comes together to equip its workforce with the tools, skills and confidence to rise to the sustainability challenges in the construction sector across the UK.

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Just over a year on from its inception, CITB’s Construction Skills Fund (CSF) is already yielding results through the development of construction on-site training hubs. Designed to help train the long-term unemployed and people who are looking to make a career change into the construction industry, results are proving positive.

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The SkillBuild competition provides young people with the opportunity to find inspiration and make a life-changing connection to the construction industry. Its UK final showcased to over 70,000 people that the construction industry is dynamic, engaging and a real contender in the career aspirations of a younger generation.

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CITB’s £3.5million investment in emerging technologies will help better prepare organisations to future-proof their business, grow their talent pool and train and upskill their existing workforce. Change at any pace in any sector requires agility, an open mind, patience and funding – CITB is here to help.

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1,000 employers gathered across 17 events for CITB’s Autumn Roadshow. The Roadshow offered an opportunity to discuss and action-plan around construction industry challenges like diversity and recruitment, and featured new ideas and solutions in future skills, business plans and training.

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