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CITB Invests £1.8m To Support England Construction Opportunities

The England Construction Opportunities (ECO) Commission has seen eight successful bids awarded to them, a total of just over £1.8m.

This investment will directly help those in the construction industry's skills gap, aiding increasing employment retention and provide vital support to new starters at the beginning of their construction careers.

Each of the eight projects will deliver a combined total of 3,500 employment support plans to assist individuals, with the aim of achieving long-term sustained employment.

Through the ECO funding, the selected suppliers will bring support systems to the following regions:

  • Abbey Access Centre Ltd – Lincoln

  • Barking Riverside Ltd – London

  • Gement Ltd – London and South-East

  • Hampshire County Council

  • Landau Ltd – Shropshire

  • NFRC – England

  • WMCA – West Midlands

  • Women into Construction – England

Tim Balcon, CITB Chief Executive, said “It’s fantastic to see the ECO commission progress forward with eight successful bids. Their wealth of knowledge and experience, combined with their established partnerships, will be vital in creating the opportunities, supporting new entrants, and critically maximising skills retention in the industry, all of which CITB recognises is and will continue to be crucial for the foreseeable future..."

If you or your employees require CITB Training or Refresher Training, feel free to contact us for a quote or more information:

01782 438813

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