CITB is holding an inaugural Training Summit in London’s Westminster to address the skills challenges currently facing the construction industry. ‘Building Futures’ will be held on Tuesday 10 March 2015 in partnership with the Department for Business, Innovation and Skills (BIS) and the Construction Leadership Council (CLC) and bring together key industry and Government figures.

With keynote speakers including Minister for Skills and Equalities Nick Boles, Shadow Skills Minister Chuka Umunna and CITB Chief Executive Adrian Belton, the one-day summit will provide an opportunity for large and small businesses, training providers and policy makers to hear the latest thinking on the key issues and help shape the future of training in construction. The event will see the launch of the widely anticipated report from the Commission on Apprenticeships, which will look at ways to boost quality apprenticeships across construction and other sectors.

The day will also include a series of practical workshops and seminars providing free information that could help delegates to grow their businesses. With activity in the specialist sector continuing to increase, the focus on the importance of apprenticeships as part of a skilled workforce will help Specialist Contractors to tackle any skills shortages and not allow these to affect their chances of securing new work opportunities.

Building Futures, which will be compered by BBC Breakfast News presenter Steph McGovern, will be held at the Queen Elizabeth II Conference Centre in Westminster and attendance is free.

To see the full event programme and register to attend, visit the Building Futures website.