Initiative created to help bridge the construction industry’s skills gap

Richard Carr, a Commercial and Residential Development Specialist, believes that a new employment initiative will help bridge the skills gap, which is currently affecting the construction industry.

Open Doors

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The Open Doors construction initative

The Open Doors initiative, which has been organised by the UK Contractors Group, the Scottish Contractors Group, the Industry Training Board, the Chartered Institute of Building and the Considerate Constructors Scheme, will aim to attract the country’s bright young minds into a career in the construction industry.

The industry is a rapidly expanding one, but as Richard Carr wrote last month, it lacks the skilled workers which will enable it to continue growing.

The initiative will hold ‘Open Days’ in Alnwick and Birtley next month, which will enable 16-24 year-olds to take a look at some of the country’s most exciting development sites and network with industry expects.

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