The perfect storm: Bridging the construction industry's skill gap
Join us for an evening of discussion on the topic of education, skills, and training, and how to counter the issues faced in the industry.
Education, Skills, and Training: How to avoid the perfect storm in the Welsh construction industry
The construction sector in Wales faces unprecedented pressure. With an ageing population and high levels of turnover in the industry, CITB predicts that an extra 9,100 workers will need to be recruited from 2023 to 2027. It’s clear that if we are to meet the demands for increased housebuilding, upgrading our road and rail infrastructure, and the move to a carbon free economy with all that it entails, we need a long-term solution to the construction skills conundrum.
Welsh Government will have to work with industry to address the significant skills shortages the industry faces. The construction industry is central to Welsh Government aims – including net zero targets and the Wellbeing of Future Generations Act – and is a key economic driver. As such, the construction sector needs to attract diverse entrants to the industry from all walks of life to prepare for low-carbon and digital skills.
Join the professional and membership bodies of the Built Environment Alliance Cymru (BEAC) for an evening of discussion on the topic of education, skills, and training, and how to counter the issues faced in the industry.
Rosalind Thorpe CMgr MCMI, Director of Education and Standards, Chartered Institute of Building (CIOB)
Angharad Lloyd, Policy, Stakeholder, and Partnerships Manager (Nations and Ireland), City & Guilds, Constructing Excellence Wales (CEW) Member
Julia Allen AMICE, Apprenticeship Consultant, Arcadis
Clive Ball, NHS Wales Shared Services Partnership – Specialist Estates Services
Representative, Royal Society of Architects in Wales (RSAW)
Representative, Chartered Institute of Housing Cymru (CIH)
Complimentary refreshments and buffet will be served from 6pm with the event starting promptly at 6.30pm. Informal networking will follow from 8pm.
Members gain 3 CIOB CPD points if you reflect on your learning from this activity.