spokesperson for the North West, Steve Housden, said: "The message for students, careers advisers, colleges and parents is that the industry is a hugely attractive option for those who can work hard and apply themselves.
Further details of CITB
requirements and the nature of this opportunity are set out in the following sections of the ITT.
The new arrangements should be operational by September 2017, with CITB
providing set-up funding of up to PS3m to support the development of construction training facilities.
Mick Hamill, CITB
Regional Delivery Manager for the North of England, said: "We are looking for anyone involved on the construction of Sage Gateshead in some capacity, whether as a scaffolder, site manager or an architect, for example.
Following direct consultation with businesses, CITB
and associated partners are looking to invest up to PS1m for activity designed to support growth in the construction sector through initial skills development and business support over an 18 to 24 month period through a promising, Joint Investment Initiative.
If any business would like to find out further details of what is eligible and how they can make a claim for the grants they can visit the CITB
web site at www.
Through the CITB
Growth Fund, the CITB
encourages and supports collaborative working across the industry to ensure the right people with the right skills are equipped to meet the future skills demands of specialist sectors such as resin flooring.
have also launched the Creative Spaces competition, designed to convince schoolgirls to consider a career in the industry.
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Under the plans the CITB
will work with a partner provider to ensure that the sector has access to appropriate training to meet local demand.
Mark Bodger, CITB
Wales's Director of Strategic Partnerships, said: "Our forecast shows that construction is experiencing a major comeback - with a sustained period of growth set to make a positive impact on the wider Welsh economy.
30 sector's recovery is threatened by a widening skills gap, and CITB
is now urging tradespeople who left the industry during the downturn to return and take advantage of the increasing opportunities in the sector.