LGiU & CITB launch national series of Construction Summits

LGiU and CITB, the Industry Training Board for the UK construction sector, have launched a national series of Construction Summits. The summits will bring together council representatives, LEP Board members, local construction firms and training providers to look at the role of the construction industry and to examine how best to support local skills and training to deliver local economic growth.

The Construction Summits will seek to understand local skills and employment needs, address what suitable solutions might look like, and consider how best local government can best support the construction sector.

The first two summits have already taken place. The Swindon & Wiltshire Construction Summit took place on 1st April, hosted by Cllr Dale Heenan, Cabinet Member for Strategic Planning and Sustainability, Swindon Borough Council.

The Wolverhampton & Black Country Construction Summit took place on 7th April and was hosted by Cllr Roger Lawrence, Leader of Wolverhampton City Council.

Future Construction Summits will be hosted by Hull City Council, Brighton City Council and Southampton City Council amongst others. There will be ten summits in total.

Whilst the summits are very much locally focussed on the skills and employment needs of the LEP area, across the series of summits, the LGiU & CITB hope to gain a state-of-the-nation insight into the UK construction sector and the powerful role local government can play in supporting the industry.

For more information about our upcoming programme of Construction Summits, please email constructionsummit@lgiu.org.uk