21 February 2017/Categories: Media News
Speaking today, ECITB Chief Executive, Chris Claydon, said:
“The engineering construction industry plays a crucial role in the delivery and maintenance of the UK’s critical infrastructure and makes a vital contribution to the UK economy.
As with other industries, new technology and ways of working are altering the skills needs and landscape of the engineering construction industry.
ECITB has a leading role to play in initially training, upskilling and reskilling the workforce and in anticipating and responding to emerging skills needs. We continue to work with industry and government to raise skill levels, increase transferable skills and drive up productivity in engineering construction.
This call for evidence presents an opportunity to help shape the future of the engineering construction industry and workforce, which are crucial to securing the UK’s critical infrastructure and its future economic success.
Companies operating in engineering construction industry sectors, their clients and others interested in ensuring the availability of a skilled and trained workforce should grasp this opportunity to inform government.”
Notes to editors:
1) The Department for Education call for evidence is available at https://consult.education.gov.uk/further-education-funding/review-of-the-industrial-training-board-call-for-e. Interested parties have until Tuesday 21 March 2017 to make a submission.
2) The ECITB is the skills, standards and qualifications body with statutory responsibility for the development of the engineering construction workforce across a wide range of industrial sectors: including nuclear, oil and gas, power generation, renewables, pharmaceutical and food and water processing sectors.
3) The ECITB works closely with employers and governments to attract, develop and qualify engineering construction personnel in a wide range of craft, technical and professional skills and disciplines. ECITB invests approximately £30 million each year through the operation of the industrial training levy to attract, develop and qualify engineering construction personnel across a range of skills and disciplines.
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