CEF recently attended the Queens University Belfast Civil Engineering prize-giving ceremony to award the annual CEF sponsored prizes.
With the recession came a massive shift in employment numbers within the industry, as well as a massive drop-off in the number of construction related courses at further and higher education…
It is vital that this negative spiral is now reversed.
Northern Ireland’s economic recovery can only be secured with a buoyant construction sector at its core and issues ranging from apprenticeships to the careers advice and guidance given in schools and colleges must be high on government’s list of priorities.
The Construction Skills Register (CSR) is introducing a new Trainee Card with immediate effect. The card is aimed at candidates with limited construction experience who are in the process of completing a construction related NVQ qualification.
CITB NI is launching a free programme to train 15 new construction site operatives.