The Construction Skills Working Group

The Construction Skills Working Group has been established specifically for small and medium-sized businesses and start-ups from the construction and supply chain sector based in the Solent region. It looks at the challenges that they are facing in relation to training and retaining the people it needs.

The Working Group involves both education providers and employers coming together to ensure the construction industry can continue to thrive in the Solent. They meet during breakfast meetings every three months at a different college in the Solent and is streamed online for those unable to attend in person.

Previous meetings have covered: different funding routes and sources for young people and adult learners; and formation of a peer-to-peer support group for construction employers.