The CITB is the Industry Training Board and a partner in the Sector Skills Council for the construction industry in England, Scotland and Wales. CITB’s role is to work with industry to encourage training, which helps build a safe, professional and fully qualified workforce.
The support and funding they provide helps companies to improve skills; increase their competitiveness and to respond to challenges such as: the low carbon agenda; reducing costs on site; and recruiting the best talent for their sector.
THE CCS & CITB – A partnership approach
The CCS and the Construction Industry Training Board (CITB) acknowledge the mutual benefits of working closely together and provide a structured, proven support framework to the benefit of many of the CCS members.
CITB take a lead role in developing training strategy and influencing supply and funding for the majority of the construction sector, including specialists. This combined with the CCS co-operation means that both organisations work closely with the Government and its departments, such as the Department of Business, Innovation & Skills (BIS), employers and other relevant bodies.
Accessing CITB Services
Levy & grant
Working together with the CITB, our aim is to increase understanding of the levy and grant structure. By increasing knowledge amongst both existing and prospective members of the CCS, we aim to improve the reach and range of both CCS and CITB based learning options and thereby improve skill and learning across the specialist sector.
Levy framework explained
One of the clear messages that comes thought is that is often thought difficult and complicated to understand the levy and how it all works. The CCS-CITB collaboration seeks to make it as simple as possible to understand what it is, what it is not and how to get an understanding of how to make it work for you.
The levy calculation tool is an easy to use (excel based), that provides you with an instant means to assess your likely levy contribution. It could not be simpler.
Apprenticeships and careers
Research relating to the Apprenticeship dynamic suggests that well over 36,000 apprentice recruits are needed each year for the next five years to keep up with demand in construction. Working together the CCS and CITB seek to make accessing Apprentices and Apprentice recruitment process as easy as possible. This includes assisting CCS members accessing the ‘Age Grant’ (supported by the Skills Funding Agency) where applicable.
Looking at the Construction Industry for a career? Understanding what roles may be of interest you and where to source information in general about the industry has been simplified.
Both the CCS and CITB consider training to be an essential part of a successful construction business portfolio of activities. By providing training to your employees not only do you improve intrinsic skills within the business you also improve the likelihood of higher levels of employee engagement and retention.