Solving the skills gap in construction has been a topic of heated discussion for over a decade. And, although the recession inevitably shook the foundations for the sector, nothing has really changed in all that time. Change of any kind takes consistent focus on the end goal, strategic steps, regular measurement against progress. And flexibility […]
For school pupils, it can often seem impossible to know exactly what your options are, especially as careers advice is not consistent between schools. Schools are motivated and targeted to meet certain levels of education which is absolutely essential, but the 15 hours they set aside every year for employability skills, confidence building and career […]
Much is made on a very regular basis about the problem of the skills gap in construction. But that’s not really the problem – that’s the RESULT of the problem.
Following last week’s successful roundtable debate with CIC, CITB, RICS, RIBA, ICE, STEMNET, RTPI, NAWIC, the Hot500, Birmingham City Council, Birmingham City University and Clarke Willmott, BESS will be hosting another event to present the next steps.
Noel Street, Chairman of the West Midlands Construction Industry Council, yesterday chaired a meeting of member organisations to discuss the rollout of BESS.