The Construction Industry is facing a number of challenges lately. This is likely due to changes in migration and an aging workforce, combined with increases in workloads.
But, there are people looking to challenge the challenges! Back in May of this year, CITB (Construction Industry Training Board) created a business plan responding to the industry demands. The demands require the Construction Industry to become ‘more strategic and better focused’. A modern workforce needs modern training, and that’s what CITB are committed to delivering.
Their mission is ‘to attract and support the development of people to construct a better Britain’. Alongside this, their vision is ‘for British construction to have a recognised, world-class, innovative approach to developing its workforce to deliver quality in the built environment’. Of course, this is where the demand for Assessors in Construction becomes vital.
Assessors in Construction
As CITB’s campaign goal is to highlight the career opportunities available within Construction, clear information on how to get into Construction (such as through Apprenticeships) will be a big element. And, with more Apprentices, means more Assessors!
Because the main focus on the plan is what they have called the ‘Big Six’ skils challenges. This is to:
- make Construction an attractive career to a wider range of people;
- develop a site-ready workforce;
- get more construction learners to join the industry;
- grow the number and diversity of apprentices;
- help smaller firms invest in training to transform their business;
- boost the number of assessors for vocational qualifications.
The fact that one of the main 6 tactics within this campaign is all about getting more Construction workers skilled in Assessing says a lot for the Further Education industry. In fact, across this year and 2020, CITBs investments are going to see an additional 220 become qualified Assessors in Construction. This will give the capacity to deliver 22,000 extra vocational qualifications per year. Their goal is to ensure employers can access sustainable, high-quality training that they require to train their workforce in current and potential skills.
So if you work in construction and think you can help your ever-changing industry, why not become an Assessor? Find out more information about our Assessor Course – the Level 3 Certificate in Assessing Vocational Achievement. Give us a call on 01205 805 155.