As the Industry Training Board and a partner in ConstructionSkills, the Sector Skills Council for the UK Construction industry, CITB NI, is funded by a statutory levy from registered in scope employers. The organisation provides a range of services to the industry which incorporates identifying training needs, encouraging and advising on training, provision of training grants and research and policy development. www.citbni.org.uk
Our role is to encourage the adequate training of those employed or intending to be employed in the construction industry and to improve the skills and productivity of the industry, to deliver a safe, professional and fully qualified workforce across the whole of the construction industry in Northern Ireland.
CITB NI’s role is also to make sure
- that employees and new entrants to the construction industry have the right training;
- that employers provide training for their workforce;
- that we understand the industry and can identify what its training needs are both now and in the future and;
- that the right qualifications, at the right level, are available to meet these needs.
As such, our image for the future of the construction industry, and for our organisation, (our vision) is:
A construction industry where skills and competence are at the core of every business, supported by a respected and valued CITB NI.