CONSTRUCTION employers in Kirklees are being urged by the industry’s sector skills council to get involved in a two-week work experience programme to give youngsters the chance to find out what working in the industry is like.
CITB-ConstructionSkills, the Sector Skills Council and Industry Training Board for the construction industry, is calling on local employers to sign up for the second year of its work experience programme Experience Construction,
The scheme offers young people the chance to work with local companies and get a taste of life in the industry as well as pick up important trade skills.
Participating companies will receive personal support from a CITB-ConstructionSkills apprenticeship officer and a simple and cost-effective way of finding and recruiting the best young candidates.
Mick Hamill, regional delivery manager for CITB-ConstructionSkills in Yorkshire, said: “This is a great opportunity for construction companies to put themselves forward and contribute to the future of their industry.
"The industry is facing a potential skills gap and so this scheme aims to inspire the next generation of construction workers, bringing new blood into the industry.”
Visit www.cskills.org for further details.