Event: Build your Business: Construct your Future

BCTG Construct is a consortium of educators, industrialists, and designers who aim to transform the way that construction-based training programmes are delivered in the UK.

BCTG Construct, in association with Circular Glasgow and the Construction Scotland Innovation Centre (CSIC), would like to invite construction employers, large and small, to attend a FREE afternoon information session hosted by Glasgow Chamber of Commerce at the CSIC’s ‘Innovation Factory’ in Hamilton on the afternoon of February 15.

BCTG Construct will be launching a new trade publication on the skills gaps at the supervisory level within the construction industry and providing an overview of the learning programme that is being developed to help construction businesses increase productivity, reduce inefficiencies and close the skills gap by offering supervisors an ‘anytime, anywhere’ learning experience.

Attendees will also hear about how Circular Glasgow can provide businesses with the support, tools, knowledge and access to funding streams necessary to create a business model that is fit for the future. SMEs will have the opportunity to sign up for a comprehensive FREE on site assessment of their business.

CSIC will be offering guided tours of the Innovation Factory, explaining membership options and how they can support innovation within your business.

Finally, City of Glasgow College will be on hand to provide information on how you can access up to £10,000 of training through the Flexible Workforce Development Fund, and to outline the range of support services and curriculum products the College has on offer to help you develop your workforce.

Linzi Shearer, project manager and lead researcher for BCTG construct, said: “We are delighted to be partnering with Circular Glasgow to host this event at the CSIC’s pioneering Innovation Factory. Through research and extensive consultation with industry stakeholders, the BCTG Construct team have sought to understand the key issues facing construction businesses where supervisor training and development are concerned. Findings from the publication we will be launching at the event will be used to inform the development of an innovative co-designed and co-delivered solution to addressing current and future skills gaps within the industry.”

Alison McRae, senior director of Glasgow Chamber of Commerce, said: “We are delighted to be at the implementation stage of Circular Glasgow where we intend to get more construction businesses across the city involved to help them innovate and future-proof their business. Glasgow’s ambition is to position itself as a leading circular city. With construction representing about 50% of all waste arising in Scotland, Circular Glasgow’s programme of practical engagement tools aims to inspire the built environment to embrace new business models designed to impact positively on both their businesses and the economy.”

Jennifer Smart, business relationship manager for the Construction Scotland Innovation Centre, said: “We are delighted to host this event at our recently launched Innovation Factory in Hamilton, near Glasgow. At the CSIC, we are dedicated to promoting innovation and supporting companies that work within the Construction and Built Environment space to deliver transformational change and real economic benefit to Scotland.”

The event will start with a FREE buffet lunch and (optional factory tours) at 12:30, with the session running from 13:30 to 14:45. Tickets are FREE but limited to 50 places and can be booked by visiting the BCTG Construct website.

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