Many companies are unwilling to commit to the lengthy apprenticeship training programme that is required to train the new generation of workers.
In a recent proposal, Ed Miliband aims to tackle this by encouraging organisations to consider apprenticeships.
The BDA feels that the current Government’s plans for apprenticeships are not helpful for small enterprises, which tend to be the most active supporters of apprenticeships in the construction industry.
Therefore, the company has welcomed Miliband’s proposal.
In order to address the skills shortage, the BDA has aimed to improve the communication channel between training colleges and commercial enterprises.
To do so, the company has developed a series of roads shows to bring the two groups together.
The #LOVEBRICK road show visited 10 colleges in 2014 with the aim of introducing the students to opportunities in the workplace.
In the longer term, however, the BDA suggests that a culture of training must be embedded into all organisations to ensure that there is a continued supply of skilled workers.
It believes that Government initiatives, such as Miliband’s proposal, can help this.
The company also suggests that organisations will be more likely to commit to training people if they can be confident of a predictable market demand. Thus, the BDA believes it is important that the construction market is stabilised.
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