CITB is the Industry Training Board for the construction industry and a partner in ConstructionSkills, the Sector Skills Council for construction. It’s our job to work with industry to encourage training, which helps build a safe, professional and fully qualified workforce.
Our mission is to attract and support the development of people to construct a better Britain, and our vision is For British construction to have a recognised, world-class, innovative approach to developing its workforce to deliver quality in the built environment. We do this by focusing on our priorities, which are Training & Development, Standards & Qualifications, and Careers.
The support and funding we provide helps companies to improve skills, increase their competitiveness and respond to challenges such as the low carbon agenda, reducing costs on site and recruiting the best talent for their sector. Through our Grants Scheme and Funding, we’re able to support a wide range of training and development needs within the construction industry, from apprenticeships and entry level qualifications, to upskilling and degrees.
We take a leadership role for the industry, addressing skills challenges through our business plan and vision. We work in partnership with a wide range of businesses and stakeholders across Lancashire.
What one top tip would you give to a business owner embarking on a growth plan?
Don’t be tempted to go it alone – there’s a wide range of business support available that can help you clarify your thoughts, formulate your plans, identify funding, and successfully implement your growth strategy.
Why is Lancashire a great place to grow a business?
With over £6 billion worth of construction work planned in Lancashire over the next 5 years, there’s a massive growth opportunity for construction businesses. Lancashire is a county well known for its hard working people, its beautiful cities, towns and villages, and a supportive network to help businesses achieve their growth aspirations.
Why are you backing Boost Business Lancashire?
As proud Lancastrians, the CITB Team working in the county wants a vibrant economy and has seen the positive impact Boost Business Lancashire has made to companies, including those in construction. By working in partnership we can achieve so much more.