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upskilling

Could upskilling be the answer to a widening skills shortage?

As companies seek to find suitable and sustainable solutions to the skills shortfall, Philip Burgess of the CEA looks to upskilling as a potential answer
BIM. Technologies Director, Ben Malone

Promotion for Ben Malone at BIM. Technologies

Ben Malone has been appointed as Director for BIM. Technologies; a BIM consultancy working behind the scenes with some of the construction industry’s biggest contractors, consultants and private clients.   Ben graduated from the Copenhagen School of Design and Technology with a BA Architectural Technology/Technician degree and worked as a BIM Consultant...
Professional Development skills

Continuing Professional Development at Nottingham Trent University

Finding the best training for Continuing Professional Development is important for your career, as outlined here by Nottingham Trent University Whether you’re competing for career progression or ensuring your business is a sector leader, finding the best training from the right provider is essential for success. With this in mind, Nottingham...

Construction skills scheme gets the backing of three new sponsors

Three high-profile organisations are to lend support to an innovative construction skills scheme aimed at drawing in new talent
The new study programmes: How can they benefit the construction industry?

The new study programmes: How can they benefit the construction industry?

MidKent College discusses how the move from traditional courses to new study programmes is aiding the construction industry
The launch of new fire detection qualifications has been heralded a huge success

The launch of new fire detection qualifications heralded a huge success

Four new fire detection qualifications have been labelled a success after being well received during their launch in London last week
Housebuilders must recruit more women and young people to prevent workforce crisis

Housebuilders must recruit more women and young people to prevent workforce crisis

New research warns a workforce crisis is on the horizon if housebuilders do not attract women and young people into the sector
Construction firms are being urged help homeless people into work

Construction firms are being urged help homeless people into work

Some of London’s most vulnerable homeless people could find jobs in the building sector, boosting the number of skilled workers
How do we encourage more women into the construction industry?

How do we encourage more women into the construction industry?

Getting women into the construction industry is a challenge, but one that must be addressed. OSC examines the factors that are holding female workers back
Construction skills test incorporated into SVQs following CITB consultation

Construction skills test incorporated into SVQs following CITB consultation

Following overwhelming support from the industry, the CITB has formally incorporated a skills test into Scottish Vocational Qualifications
Skills cards no longer a necessity for non-construction staff on site

Skills cards no longer a necessity for non-construction staff on site

Managers of the Construction Skills Certification Scheme have told site managers non-construction staff do not need official skills cards
Offsite construction training requires change

How should the sector deliver offsite construction training?

In an interview with Ben Lever of the CITB, we examine how the organisation will provide offsite construction training based on recent research
Construction skills shortage will hit the UK hard post-Brexit

Construction skills shortage will hit the UK hard post-Brexit

British labourers will not be able to fill tens of thousands of jobs held by migrant workers, exacerbating the construction skills shortage
SME construction suppliers benefit from Costain supply chain training academy

SME construction suppliers benefit from Costain supply chain training academy

Costain’s Supply Chain Academy is helping SME construction suppliers and employees to gain a greater understanding of the sector

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