Welsh Apprentices Build for the Future

If Wales is to continue to build itself out of recession and create a world class built environment, it needs to recruit, train and then retain talent – so where better to begin than with apprentices?

10th June 2016

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If Wales is to continue to build itself out of recession and create a world class built environment, it needs to recruit, train and then retain talent – so where better to begin than with apprentices?

The Construction Industry Training Board (CITB) and a consortium led by The University of Wales Trinity Saint David, will establish the Construction Wales Innovation Centre (CWIC) to offer state-of-the-art facilities and world-class training for individuals and construction companies. With its proposed headquarters at the Swansea Waterfront Innovation Quarter, the CWIC will also have sites at colleges across Wales, including Coleg Sir Gâr and Coleg Ceredigion, which are part of the UWTSD Group, and Coleg Cambria in North Wales and Coleg y Cymoedd in South East Wales. Construction is due to begin towards the end of 2016 with the CWIC's opening targeted for September 2018.

Cyfle Building Skills is a Multi Award Winner Regional Shared Apprenticeship Scheme, that currently employs over 140 apprentices. It is a Shared Apprenticeship Scheme that was launched by South West Wales Regional Shared Apprenticeship Ltd (SWWRSAL) and CITB in 2013 which is currently the largest Shared Apprenticeship Scheme in the UK. The aim is to provide a service which supports young adults into sustainable employment within the construction industry. This will help young people further their careers and their chances of gaining employment. They will have the opportunity to gain an NVQ level 2 & 3.

Following the presentations, the South West Wales Best Practice Club will be holding their AGM which you are very welcome to attend.

How to Book: To reserve your place please email CEWales Events stating your full contact details and the names of all delegates wishing to attend.