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Boosting technical courses key to future skills, says Chair of REC

Boosting technical courses key to future skills, says Chair of REC

A report published this week by CITB-ConstructionSkills has highlighted practical measures for enhancing skills and the relevance of technical courses in the sector. This has been welcomed by specialist recruiters as a way of ensuring that future skills needs are met and providing better opportunities for young job-seekers.

The aim of the report is to help University Technical Colleges (UTCs) develop and deliver robust and relevant construction curriculums that are recognised by the construction industry. Specific emphasis is placed on the value of work experience and on increasing employer involvement.

Providing a recruitment industry perspective, Simon Noakes FIRP, Chair of REC Construction and Joint Managing Director of Bespoke Recruitment, says: 

"This is a positive step forward and will ensure that 14-19 year olds can sign up to technical courses that are properly targeted and deliver the skills we need. The key is ensuring that there is genuine employer input and buy-in”.

“It remains a difficult climate for the sector but there are still concerns about skills shortages in the future. There is no doubt that we need a new pipeline of committed and trained workers. As well as focusing on the relevance and effectiveness of technical courses, recruiters can play a role by helping to promote careers in the sector through initiatives such as the REC’s Youth Employment Charter.”
 
The report & lsquo;Construction and the Built Environment – How University Technical Colleges can deliver best practice’ was produced by CITB-ConstructionSkills and The Baker Dearing Educational Trust (BDT).

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