Building Futures - the construction skills summit of 2015

10 March 2015, QEII conference centre

Building Futures will bring the industry together to help improve training opportunities for young people and develop ways to build the skilled workforce we need.

The Construction Industry Training Board’s (CITB) inaugural Training Summit 2015 is being held in partnership with the Department for Business, Innovation and Skills (BIS) and the Construction Leadership Council.

The aim is to bring together representatives from the industry to discuss how to widen training opportunities for young people and build the skilled workforce that local economies need.

Building Futures, which is being held at the Queen Elizabeth II Centre and is free to attend, will also see the launch of the widely anticipated Commission on Apprenticeships report on how to boost quality apprenticeships across construction and other sectors.

Working together as industry

The day will provide delegates with the unique mix of hearing the very latest insight from key Government figures alongside the opportunity to share experiences and gain practical tips from other construction businesses facing the same challenges.

Practical workshop forums and business focused seminars will complement the day’s key speeches, with opportunities to put forward your own views and ask questions of the key Ministerial speakers. 

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Building Futures will offer you the chance to connect and share ideas with over 300 people from right across the construction industry in England.

The list of attendees includes civil servants, contractors, specialist contractors and house-builders, local authorities and social landlords, industry bodies, training providers, unions and CITB's Leadership team.

  • Hear first-hand from the Skills Minister and Shadow Minister about their views on construction jobs for young people before the 2015 election
  • Take the chance to have your say to Government on the skills issues that are affecting you or your business
  • Discuss the challenges you face on a day to day basis with colleagues from across the industry and share in practical solutions that will help grow your business

The conference will be of particular interest to anyone with an interest in and influence on the importance of skills for businesses and construction employment.

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