CITB urges Scottish construction figures to help shape sector’s future

Ian Hughes

THE Construction Industry Training Board (CITB) in Scotland is urging key figures in the industry to apply to join its new Nation Council and help shape the future of the sector.

CITB is looking to appoint three Nation Council Chairs – one each in Scotland, England and Wales – along with up to nine council members in each nation as part of its new governance structure. The organisation is looking for “experienced and knowledgeable” individuals from a wide range of construction backgrounds including SMEs, large employers, independent consultants, employer federations and academics.

Ian Hughes, partnerships director for CITB Scotland explained, “Under our Vision 2020 programme, CITB is aiming to become much more accountable to industry and responsive to its needs. But we need industry’s help in order to do that. We want industry leaders – representing the breadth and depth of our sector – to join our Nation Council in Scotland so that we can work together to solve the skills challenges facing construction.”

The newly appointed Nations Councils will support the CITB Board by providing insight into industry challenges and acting as a “sounding board” for Trustees. They will articulate to the CITB Board all key issues affecting or likely to affect the industry and make recommendations.

Interested candidates have until 2pm on Monday 30th April to apply via