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The Construction Youth Trust needs YOUR vote

The Construction Youth Trust is delighted one of our projects, “The Real Apprentice – “You’re Hired””, has been short listed for the People’s Millions, a partnership between the Big Lottery Fund and ITV. The project will compete for funds with another community project on ITV Wales regional news on the 25th of November 2009.

The project is based on the BBC TV show, The Apprentice, and will involve 12 young people aged 18-25 renovating two houses from start to finish. The Trust is reliant on the funding of £50,000 to run this project...

Tackling the image of the industry

Research carried out by the Construction Youth Trust and launched yesterday at The Royal Chelsea Hospital identifies the poor image of the construction industry amongst teachers, parents, careers advisors and other influencers as a key factor acting as a barrier to disadvantaged young people entering the construction industry.

Combined with employer confusion about never ending changes to qualifications and ‘initiative fatigue’, huge opportunities are being lost to match up employment opportunities to the training and skills agenda.

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Construction industry pledges support for Capital Xperience project

Employers from UK construction companies gathered last night at Land Securities Gallery, SW1 for the launch of the 2009 Capital Xperience programme. The Construction Youth Trust is managing the employer engagement for this programme and, with a target of 50 students to be accommodated this year, it is vital that construction companies back the programme and offer placements for August 2009. Those employers attending the launch committed to provide 16 placements and the Trust is now looking for more companies to step up and support this life changing initiative.

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Mapping Projects aims to help unite fragmented industry

The Construction Youth Trust is launching an employer lead online database which aims to encourage knowledge share, promote partnering and enable strategic planning for organisations across the North West. The project which will be launched on 23rd September 2008 is also able to show individuals entering and progressing in the industry how to access support in order to achieve their construction ambitions.

Construction Mapping is currently being piloted in the North West, should it prove successful we would look to find further funding to enable it to launch it across the UK.... donates £10,000 worth of training to Construction Youth Trust

The innovative project, initiated and managed by the London Borough of Bromley, has donated 50 training courses with a combined value of over £10,000 to support the Construction Youth Trust.

The donation, made at yesterday’s Annual Construction Health and Safety Awards, where was a finalist in two categories, will enhance the Trust’s provision of wide ranging programmes and construction skills courses. delivers comprehensive modular training and support materials via a dedicated website. It is aimed primarily at local...