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Three-year construction industry skills plan published

CITB-ConstructionSkills, the construction industry organisation for skills and training, has published a three-year plan detailing how it aims to meet the industry’s staffing and skills needs.

The 2013-2015 Business Plan has been structured with input from industry operatives and is aimed at building the UK’s competitive advantage in the construction sectors. The document details how the industry will gain and retain the skills to meet client needs, how individuals will develop the skills to compete for the best jobs, and how UK Plc will maintain its world-class construction industry and have it make a full contribution to economic growth.

CITB-ConstructionSkills chief executive, Mark Farrar, said that the plan has taken on board government policy and examined workplace challenges to take account of the effects of the recent recessions.

“In the depths of the downturn, it is essential that we continue to support the industry in developing the highly skilled professionals it needs to meet the immediate challenges and prepare for the future,” he said.

“The Business Plan focuses on the priorities identified through research, our expertise and industry experience and is informed by the Government’s current and emerging policy. It sets out a challenging programme of activity that has the flexibility to respond to changing needs and demands.”