PRESSURES recognised five years ago in the Scottish construction sector – when it came to labour supply – continue to exist, according to findings from a trade body.
Says the Construction Industry Training Board (here), there remains a serious shortage of labour, with the south-east of Scotland particularly affected (a supply of 36,700 people versus a demand for 57,750).
The CITB makes several recommendations on how to address the shortage, including an investment of an estimated £30m into Scottish apprenticeships.
Says a media announcement, here, also needed is a “network of recognised training providers to help employers find training provision suitable for all their needs” and “significant investments at the National Construction College [in Renfrew] to develop our facilities and the quality of training delivered”.
Pictured: Fountainbridge, Edinburgh, Picture credit: Place Design Scotland
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