Local Construction Managers to benefit from new innovative programme

CITB-ConstructionSkills NI together with the Federation of Master Builders (FMB) and the Department for Employment and Learning (DEL) have launched an innovative Pilot Programme for Construction Managers.

It is to improve management skills, gain a valuable qualification and help implement good business practice all at minimum cost.

This Business Improvement Programme will bring together local construction business owners and managers who wish to implement good practice techniques resulting in improved business performance. 24 participants have signed up to this programme which will allow them to achieve an NVQ Level 5 in Management & Leadership and evidence towards Investors in People (IIP) accreditation.

The programme will run for 8 months and will cover topics such as business and succession planning, learning and development, managing projects, managing customers and recruitment, selection and induction of staff.

Barry Neilson, Chief Executive, CITB-ConstructionSkills NI said, “At CITB-ConstructionSkills NI skills and training are the central core of our business, we understand the importance of training at all levels and the positive affects it can have both internally and externally. We also appreciate that due to the economic downturn, training has not always been at the top of the business agenda. This pilot Business Improvement Programme is a combination of industry partners and Government working together effectively for the benefit of local business managers and owners to excel in management techniques for the good of their organisation and the overall construction industry.”