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Wirral Chamber of Commerce Construction Forum

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The Lauries Centre

142 Claughton Road

Birkenhead

CH41 6EY

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Wirral Chamber recently conducted a skills survey with our members in the construction sector. This survey was to understand the skills gaps and barriers that our members and businesses face within the sector. Your feedback has helped Wirral Chamber to shape the agenda and we are delighted to focus our next forum around skills and funding.

Barry Roberts, Area Director, Morgan Sindall (Construction and Infrastructure) and Chair of the Wirral Chamber Construction Forum, will be welcoming our members. We have a range of speakers who will be providing informative updates on the support available to your business.

Sharon Brown, an Advisor with CITB will outline the benefits of CITB. CITB are the Industry Training Board and a partner in the Sector Skills Council for the construction industry in England, Scotland and Wales. The support and funding they provide helps companies to improve skills, increase their competitiveness and respond to challenges such as reducing costs on site and recruiting the best talent for your business. Sharon will update on the funding and grants available through the CITB.

Jane Smith, Shared Apprenticeship Scheme Manager, Calico will provide a detailed overview of shared apprenticeships and how they work in partnership with the CITB to support business and apprenticeships. Jane will highlight the benefits to businesses of engaging with this scheme, such as no recruitment costs as businesses can utilise the apprenticeship before they wish to commit to long term employment.

Jane Edwards, Networks & Business Development Manager, Wirral Met College will provide an overview of the support and services the college offers to business and how they support Traineeships which can lead on to an apprenticeship. The new Wirral Waters Campus is dedicated to delivering training and education for Construction and the Built Environment, and providing a Skills and Enterprise Centre for local employers. The campus will play a key part in the construction sector development and regeneration of the wider economy.

There will also be a small exhibition area dedicated to the construction sector and a number of organisations who provide support to the sector will be in attendance.

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