Howard Chapman, Buildingtalk Editor. Ministers are looking for new solutions to the skills crisis in the construction industry. They want new ideas from across the industry – so this is your opportunity to respond. Plus CITB report on 230k new UK construction jobs in the next five years
Ministers have asked the Construction Leadership Council (CLC) to find new solutions to the skills crisis in the construction industry
The CLC was created in 2013 to work between industry and government to deliver actions supporting UK construction in building greater efficiency, skills and growth.
Mark Farmer, from real estate and construction consultancy Cast, will lead an advisory panel that will be appointed to provide additional expert input.
The CLC is inviting comments on the following:
230,000 construction jobs are set to be created throughout the UK in the next five years, according to the latest Construction Skills Network report (PDF, 1.0 MB).
It includes a list of exciting projects such as the new nuclear build, Wylfa in Wales, the £200m X1 Media City in Salford Quays development, £500m redevelopment of Birmingham City Centre and the Queensferry Crossing in Scotland.
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