Construction Industry Event a Big Hit with Builders

Apprenticeship employers and representatives from the construction industry flocked to Centre for Skills Infrastructure and Technology (CIST) and Coleg Menai recently for in-depth sessions addressing the changes in construction apprenticeships and information about industry courses and funding available through Busnes@LlandrilloMenai.

The event also included on site tours of new facilities at the CIST Centre which officially opened its doors in June 2019 and provides specialist accredited construction industry training including, NEBOSH/IOSH (Health & Safety), CPCS (Heavy Plant Training) ,CISRS (Scaffold Training) , PASMA (Working at Heights) , Electrical, Renewables, First Aid, Domestic Gas, LPG & Oil.

The event was very well received with over 20 companies exhibiting and 50 businesses attending the event.

Gareth Hughes, Centre Manager CIST & Innovation, Grŵp Llandrillo Menai commented:

“After such a long break from in-person events it’s been great to welcome so many clients and businesses to the CIST Centre at Llangefni. It was a fantastic opportunity to showcase industry training that is delivered by our commercial partners Simian Risk Management, M&P, Worcester Bosch, Islands Training Cyf, Premier Construction Training and Delyn Safety here at Llangefni.

“It is an exciting time for the CIST Centre as we expand our commercial provision into Renewable Green Energy, Retrofit and De-Carbonisation.”

Andrew Brett, Programme Area Manager for Construction at Coleg Menai was kept busy throughout the event briefing construction companies and businesses to make them aware of forthcoming changes to construction apprenticeships. He commented:

“From September all apprentices will be doing the new Level 3 Apprenticeship Qualification in Construction, as part of this change employers will be required to monitor the apprentices’ ‘at-work experience and performance’ by completing the Employer Confirmatory Guide to confirm that their apprentice has completed the necessary range of work.

“This will be new to all our apprenticeship employers, so the event today was all about preparing for September and making sure that employers know what they need to do. Construction apprenticeships are so important for ensuring that those joining the industry have the skills and knowledge they need to forge a successful career.”

For information about taking on an apprentice: https://www.gllm.ac.uk/apprenticeships

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