Commenting after the Budget statement by the Chancellor, John Armstrong, Construction Employers Federation Managing Director, said...
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) has a mutual recognition agreement with SOLAS in the Republic of Ireland that confirms the CSR one day health and safety course is deemed equivalent to the Safe Pass health and safety course and vice versa. The CSR one day health and safety course is the only course recognised as equivalent to the SOLAS Safe Pass course and CSR cards continue to be accepted in the Republic of Ireland.
With a Northern Ireland Assembly election called for 2 March, the Construction Employers Federation is today laying out its key priorities for the coming campaign and Executive formation thereafter.