The Department for the Economy has this week published advice on the current apprenticeship programme in Northern Ireland as well as an FAQ on the Apprenticeship Levy.
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 May/June 2017 edition of SPECIFY is now available to download.
The Qualifying the Existing Workforce programme delivered in partnership between the Joint Council for the Building & Civil Engineering Industry and CITB has recently come to an end. The programme which delivered almost 1800 NVQ Level 2 qualifications was funded by the Department for the Economy.