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CITB-ContructionSkills Launches Review Of Strategy

Posted Date: 22nd Aug 2011

Excerpt from Build.co.uk Newsfeed 22/8/2011

Industry views are being sought on a range of issues around skills and in particular whether current construction qualifications will meet the needs of employers and learners in the future in a consultation launched today by CITB-ConstructionSkills.

The review of the Construction Qualification Strategy, which was first developed by CITB-ConstructionSkills in 2005, aims to identify whether the current education and training structure will equip learners with the skills needed by employers or whether change is needed.

CITB-ConstructionSkills is keen to hear from all areas of the industry, including employers, SMEs, the federations, trade unions, higher and further education institutions, universities, professional institutions and awarding organisations, so we can respond to their future needs.

Nick Gooderson, Head of Education, Training and Qualifications at CITB-ConstructionSkills, said: "We want to hear industry's views around what training and qualifications they think will be needed going forward so we can secure the future shape of that provision to better meet their requirements and skills needs of the sector.

"CITB-ConstructionSkills is working to deliver the right skills for economic growth locally and nationally and in the face of this changing landscape we need to ensure that we have fit for purpose qualifications and pathways that meet sector and learner needs.

"We're working on industry's behalf to ensure that industry card schemes are informed about qualifications that can demonstrate competence and that we correctly identify the volume and nature of resources required to support of construction education for every one who needs it within the industry.

"We're committed to bringing new blood into our industry and making businesses succeed and grow and this includes ensuring that the current education and qualification structure can equip learners with the skills needed by employers."