£22m fund launched to boost construction skills

A multi-million pound fund to help tackle the construction skills shortage has been launched by the Skills Minister Anne Milton. stated with 158,000 new construction jobs expected to be created in the UK over the next five years, the £22million Construction Skills Fund will bring training to construction sites – allowing learners to apply their knowledge in a real-world environment.

Skills Minister Anne Milton said “The Government has committed to building 300,000 new homes a year by the mid-2020s and we want to make sure that we are investing in the UK skills base to deliver this.”

On-site training will be extremely beneficial to help bridge the gap between training and actually contributing to minimising the severe shortage.

Minister of State for Housing Dominic Raab said “We have already invested £1bn to develop modern approaches in the industry and the Construction Skills Fund will teach builders the skills they need to deliver 300,000 new homes a year by the mid-2020s.”