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Covid-19: CITB chief exec update – 20 May 2021

Covid-19: CITB chief exec update – 20 May 2021

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Covid-19: CITB chief exec update – 20 May 2021

Today I want to talk about how the Skills & Training Fund can support Medium-sized businesses; some hopefully useful information about the Levy Return 2021; news about some free webinars for training providers; and the results of the CLC ‘People Survey’, which provides a snapshot of the construction workforce as we move out of the pandemic.

Skills & Training Fund for Medium-sized Businesses

Did you know that as a CITB Levy registered employer, with under 250 direct employees, you are entitled to apply for up to £25,000 of funding to train your staff?

Ensuring your workforce has the skills needed to take your business forward, improve productivity and efficiency, and be competitive in this rapidly changing world, is a challenge facing all of us. At CITB we want to ensure you can access high quality training, not only for your construction workers but also for your Leadership & Management Team. The Skills & Training Fund for Medium-sized Businesses has been created to support you.

How to apply

Accessing the fund is easy:

  • Download the application form
  • Answer 5 questions
  • Include details of what, who, how much and when
  • Submit your application

What’s fundable

  • Any training or activity that is NEW to your business
    • That is construction specific
    • That is for construction site employees
    • That is for Leadership & Management roles

You may want to develop future leaders by running an ‘introduction to management’ programme or enhance training on your existing construction software, to improve efficiency and move to a paperless environment. 

You may be considering coaching to improve the communication skills of your business leaders, enabling them to confidently roll out a complex business change programme.

You could be looking to shift your organisational culture to focus on quality, efficiency, and risk reduction or upskill your workforce to be competent with the latest GPS technology. This fund is here to support your training and help you address any gaps.

You can apply for funding every 12 months. If it’s more than 12 months since you last applied, and your previous funding is complete, it’s time to submit your new application.

Full details can be found on our website here.

Submit your completed application to:

[email protected]