After the Government review of the CITB (Construction Industry Training Board) was released, it revealed that major changes needed to be made, after only 0.8% of Levy paying firms responded to the independent review on the future of the CITB.
After accepting the proposal to retain the training board, the Government announced the need for a greater representation of people with direct experience of smaller businesses in the Governance of the CITB.
The review also highlighted that there needs to be a drastic change to the way the CITB engages with organisations in the industry, emphasising a change in culture, from a ‘money in, money out’ to a ‘money in, skills out’ approach to training and development.
The Construction Industry Training Board are to also step up and take a lead role to respond to the Governments ambitions for housing.
Plans to reconstruct the CITB Council and National Committees will begin to take place early in 2018, working closely with employers, colleges and Government to provide consistently high-quality work placements for students taking the new T-Levels in construction.
The National Construction Academy, part of 3aaa Apprenticeships, is working with employers across Derbyshire, providing them with enthusiastic, talented employees who are supported by high-quality training.
The National Construction Academy are also working with local Levy paying construction firms, to utilise their levy funds through construction Apprentices.