CITB to fund new Scottish scaffolding training centre

CITBHalf a million pounds of new funding is available to train scaffolders in the North East of Scotland, the Construction Industry Training Board (CITB) has announced.

The money is being made available due to increasing demand for scaffolders and a lack of training in the region.

At present, would-be scaffolders travel to Inchinnan, Renfrewshire, for CITB training – but now top quality courses will be brought to where they are needed most.

CITB is encouraging training providers to bid for the funding, with the new facility scheduled to open in September 2016.

Alex Birks, CITB’s head of strategic training provision, said: “There is growing demand for scaffolding courses in the North East of Scotland, which is why we are pleased to fund a new training facility in the region.

“The centre will provide young people with superb opportunities to learn new skills and start rewarding, fulfilling careers in construction.

“The successful bidder will work with CITB and our partners to provide high quality training and help meet the skills needs of the construction sector in the North of Scotland.”

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