Plans to get UK building again
The “Building Construction Skills for the Future” conference is set to take place next week, which aims to gather key figures from the construction industry in one place to discuss the state of the industry and how to evolve construction training and development.
The conference will include guest speakers from the Sector Skills Council, which includes ConstructionSkills, City & Guilds, the College of North West London, Skills2Learn and Construction Youth Trust, and will take place on the 22nd March 2011 at the College’s campus at Dollis Hill, Willesden.
All the companies involved in construction training and development have been invited to the event, which will go through the predicted future skills and training requirements of the UK construction industry.
The construction industry has endured a depressing time over the last few years due to the recession, but it is expected to pick up next year. This conference will discuss this and unveil the plan on how the industry can deal with the recession.
A report by Construction Skills found that employment levels are likely to drop by 76,000 jobs this year, but the construction industry is expected to recover.
ConstructionSkills deputy chairman Judy Lowe said that, “the industry went through a far worse situation in 1990 to 1993, when around 12 per cent of jobs were cut.”
“The good news is that we’re expecting to see either a small rise in the sector in 2012, which will be the first time since 2008 where there hasn’t been a decline.”
The Building Construction Skills For The Future conference will tackle these problems and offer guidance for the construction industry to get out of its slump.
Dr Majid Al-Kader, who represents Skills2Learn, says that, “Working alongside the College of North West London we aim to bring together vital knowledge of this sector which will assist delegates in making informed decisions in planning for the future.”
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