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He has completed a bilingual Foundation Apprenticeship and Apprenticeship in Brickwork with the CITB through Coleg Meirion Dwyfor in Dolgellau and has made a name for himself in bricklaying competitions in Wales and the UK.
From February, the CITB's role will be outsourced to Shared Service Connected Ltd and 29 training jobs at the CITB base in Inchinnan, Renfrewshire, are being transferred to York under TUPE arrangements.
The CITB said that meant more than 10,000 new construction workers would be needed in Yorkshire and Humber over the next five years - including 1,350 senior executives and managers, 1,800 carpenters and joiners, 450 plant operatives and 800 surveyors.
The CITB's call for support has been backed by Newcastle North MP Catherine McKinnell, who said: "Carillion had 240 apprentices across Newcastle, Gateshead and Sunderland, of which I understand just under 100 have been matched up with new placements.
In addition, the new National Infrastructure Commission for Wales should have the scope to plan and finance key projects as well as upskill the workforce, CITB Wales says.
The research, part of the CITB's Construction Skills Network report, shows the biggest increase is set to be among constrution trade supervisors, with an average yearly increase of 4.7%.
The CITB said infrastructure output should be buoyed by PS1.8 billion worth of investment into the Midlands' roads network between 2015 and 2021.
CITB's annual Construction Skills Network (CSN) report predicts that, over the next five years, construction employment is likely to rise by 1.6% per year on average in the region, faster than the national rate of 1.1%.
However, the report warns the MARKETWATCH FTSE 100: dn 40.79 at 6811.61 FTSE 250: dn 116.64 at 16353.88 GOLD FIX: 1288.50 ($/oz) SILVER FIX: 1184.78 (p/oz) WALL STREET CLOSED: up 6.10 at 17678.70 TOKYO CLOSED: up 299.78 at 17768.30 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.
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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.