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Join the CITB Employer Network for Hartlepool and Unlock New Training & Funding Opportunities

June 5, 2024

Join the CITB Employer Network for Hartlepool and Unlock New Training & Funding Opportunities

In the rapidly evolving construction industry, staying ahead is essential. That’s why we’re thrilled to introduce the CITB Employer Network for Hartlepool. This innovative initiative, set up and funded by the Construction Industry Training Board (CITB), aims to simplify access to support and funding for training. Workforce Skills Support, a nationwide CITB Approved Training Organisation and Employer Network Partner Provider, is here to help you navigate and benefit from this fantastic opportunity.

Why Join the CITB Employer Network?

  1. Simplified Access to Training and Funding
    Navigating the complexities of training and funding can be daunting. However, 86% of employers using this network have found the process much simpler. By joining, you can streamline your access to vital resources and focus on what you do best—building and developing.
  2. Comprehensive Training Options
    As part of the network, you can access a wide range of qualifications and courses tailored to your needs:

    • NVQs: From Level 2 to 7 in various construction sectors.
    • Plant Training: Onsite tests, follow-on NVQs for CSCS Affiliated NPORS cards, and CPCS card upgrades.
    • Site Safety Plus: Remote courses like SSSTS, SMSTS, TWC, TWS, and Directors Role for Health and Safety.
    • Core Construction Training: Delivered at your premises to suit your team’s needs.
    • Joining the network not only simplifies training access but avoids the larger outlay of funds to commence training that some of the other funding and grants schemes require.
  3. Financial Benefits
    Joining the network not only simplifies training access but also offers financial incentives. For example, the Utility Avoidance Award and Asbestos Awareness courses provide significant surplus grants after covering the training costs.

How to Join

If your registered address is in Hartlepool, you can join the network. Here’s how to get started:

  1. Sign Up
    Register your interest and sign up to the network. Identify the qualifications and courses you’re interested in.
  2. Choose Your Training
    Explore the various training options available and select the ones that best suit your company’s needs.
  3. Benefit from Grants
    Utilise CITB Achievement grants to offset training costs and potentially even generate a surplus.

The Bigger Picture

Employer Networks are part of a broader CITB initiative to empower construction employers. By bringing together local businesses, the network not only addresses immediate training needs but also shapes the future of training provision based on real industry demands. This collective approach ensures that funding is allocated effectively and that employers are at the forefront of identifying skills challenges and solutions.

Tim Balcon, CITB Chief Executive, emphasises the importance of this initiative:

“I’m really excited about Employer Networks – this is about putting employers in the driving seat to identify and address their skills challenges and how best CITB can align our funding and resources to support their skills needs. I would encourage employers in the Network areas to get involved and use their voice to shape training provision.”

Conclusion

Don’t miss out on this opportunity to enhance your workforce’s skills and streamline your training processes. Join the CITB Employer Network for Hartlepool today and take advantage of simplified access to training, substantial financial benefits, and the chance to shape the future of construction training in your region.

For more information, visit Workforce Skills Support or check out the CITB website or get in touch with Paul.

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