TDA has recognised that there has recently been a growth in the demand for construction skills locally. This demand has also increased nationally and identifies a need to proactively address the issue, in order to meet the skills needed for major upcoming construction projects.
TDA is involved in a project that aims to raise the perceptions of working within the construction industry and is already working with a number of employers to inspire the future workforce through an effective engagement programme with schools and young people.
TDA is also supporting employers by facilitating recruitment to existing vacancies through skilling and reskilling.
By working together the vision of the project is to skill and re-skill the local workforce, to improve social value, with construction vacancies being filled by local people. This in turn then helps construction projects be delivered to time and on budget, demonstrating real value to key partners within the construction industry.
For more information and to find out how you can get involved please contact TDA’s Build Torbay Skills Coordinator at: Helena.firstname.lastname@example.org