CITB has £3m available to support the development of construction training facilities in Wales and a subsequent £2m for training delivery. It is now looking for a partner organisation that can best use the money.
The successful bidder will work with CITB and construction employers to provide the support, education and skills needed. This could include provision at various levels in areas such as access training, construction training, plant, health and safety, leadership and management.
CITB hopes that the new arrangements will be operational by September 2017.
CITB strategic partnerships director for Wales, Mark Bodger, said: “It’s an exciting time for the construction industry in Wales. Sustainable growth and major projects in the pipeline, including the Wylfa Newydd Nuclear plant, Swansea Bay Tidal lagoon, and the continued work on road and rail links have put the industry on a firm footing.
“But for Welsh employers to reap the full rewards, they need access to high quality, relevant training. That’s why we are looking to work with an organisation that understands the industry, can deliver world-class training and adapt to changing needs.”
CITB forecasts that 25,000 new construction jobs will be created in Wales by 2019.
The closing date for applications is 28th April 2015.