Major new partnership to improve the image of construction
The CITB (Construction Industry Training Board) has joined forces with the Considerate Constructors Scheme (CCS) in a milestone partnership aiming to improve the image of the sector in England, Scotland and Wales.
The aim is to help the industry attract, develop and maintain the highly skilled workforce it needs. This includes support for potential entrants into the industry as well as construction employers.
One of the first activities will be CITB sharing its Go Construct resources with over 9000 registered Considerate Constructors Scheme projects across the UK, enabling sites to actively promote their career opportunities to a broader range of candidates.
Discussing the initiative, Sarah Fenton, Strategic Partnership Manager for the Midlands and North at CITB, said: “This is a landmark agreement and one that is critical to help us overcome outdated perceptions of construction and promote the wide range of opportunities it can offer.
“We want young people to see that you can have a great career working in construction. Together with the Considerate Constructors Scheme, we will support industry to attract, train and maintain the new wave of highly-skilled talent this sector needs.”