The CLC has published an update to its Industry Skills Plan, which highlights the industry’s successes over the last year in tackling the skills challenges facing construction. It also sets out four priorities for the next 12 months to improve access to opportunities in construction, increase apprenticeship starts and completions, shift the focus from qualifications to competence, and prepare for future skills needs. There are several ‘calls to action’, which reflect CONSTRUCT’s priorities such as Recruiting, Training and Retaining Talent, including:
- Supporting apprenticeships
- Transferring Apprenticeship Levy
- Using Talentview Construction
- Offering work experience and T Level placements
- Becoming a Construction STEM Ambassador.
The industry’s plan will be supported by the Skills and Post‐16 Education Act which aims to make it easier for people to get the skills they need and for employers to find qualified employees. The new Act underpins the Government’s transformation of post‐16 education and skills to help level up and drive growth across the whole country.
Ian Burnett the CONSTRUCT General Manager has met virtually with CITB to gain additional information on the GO Construct STEM Ambassador Scheme. CITB have provide the following video links with advice and guidance on how to register and add a scheme: