CITB outlines three-year business plan


CITB has published an outline for a three-year business plan, which will be published later this month.

The plan aims to make CITB more responsive to industry needs, return maximum Levy value to construction employers, and make the organisation more modern, cost-efficient -  investing in training for thousands of companies each year.

CITB's priorities will be:

• Developing a comprehensive evidence base on current and future skill needs and supply
• Using this evidence to target training provision to meet these needs
• Reforming its grants scheme to deliver simpler, more targeted funding support
• Developing qualifications and supporting the development of new apprenticeship trailblazer standards
• Making the government’s reform of FE and apprenticeships deliver for construction and boost apprenticeship numbers
• Supporting employers to attract and retain people by setting out opportunities, entry routes and progression routes within the industry
• Back office or support functions will be reviewed for efficiency and effectiveness with a view to modernising or outsourcing.

Stephen Radley, Director of Policy at CITB, said: “In delivering this plan, we will review all current CITB activity to make sure Levy money is being used to best effect for construction employers. We will invest in the most-needed training, and work through partnerships and commissioning wherever possible to make sure it is available in the right places.”

Currently undergoing a major restructure, the organisation is reducing staffing by 30% by the end of 2018. It plans to do this by modernising systems and processes, and working in  partnerships instead of delivering training themselves.


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