Shropshire Construction Training Group has been around for over 20 years, it is a 'not for profit' association and exists simply to support and advise on the health, safety, environmental training of small and larger construction companies.
Group members come together quarterly for a breakfast meeting in Shrewsbury to network and hear from industry speakers.
Advice and guidance
Getting the right information can be time consuming and frustrating for small businesses. The Group has an advisor on hand who can help you with health, well being, safety and training related queries.
It is essential that the industry sees an increasing number of young people choose a career in construction whether that be trades or technical. The Group works with schools and colleges to promote the industry and encourage entry to the industry. Please visit Go Construct for more information.
CITB SKILLS & TRAINING FUND APRIL 2020 - MARCH 2021
CITB launched the Skills and Training Fund in 2016 to help Small and Micro businesses invest in their people. Since its launch, the fund has delivered over £20m of funding to 4500 employers who are developing the skills of their workforce and improving their businesses as a result. Ongoing conversations with industry has led CITB to broaden the scope of the Skills and Training fund, expand the Fund to medium sized businesses, and offer the opportunity for Training Groups to submit collaborative applications to the fund on behalf of members. The new funds will be launched on 1st April 2020.
CITB is expanding the scope of the fund to pay for a wider range of training and skills development activity, and to place more emphasis on innovation and Management & Leadership training. The funds will support different forms of skills development (such as coaching or mentoring), and allow funding of training not currently covered by the CITB Grant Scheme (as long as projects meet certain requirements). This is alongside the continued support of grant-eligible construction sector training, with amounts of funding available still determined by staff numbers, and still paid in advance.
For Small and Micro employers this will mean an opportunity to explore how skills and training can positively impact your business - be that the use of technology and associated skills, or simply new initiatives and practices not previously implemented. It is up to you to determine what you need; the Training Group and CITB are both here to support you. For Medium-sized businesses this means an entirely new way to fund the new initiatives your business needs, and the ability to support transformational Management & Leadership training - an evolution that is a direct response to feedback from stakeholders across industry.