The innovative CDM2007.org 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 CDM2007.org was a finalist in two categories, will enhance the Trust’s provision of wide ranging programmes and construction skills courses.
CDM2007.org delivers comprehensive modular training and support materials via a dedicated website. It is aimed primarily at local authorities and public service organisations. The digitally distributed, interactive training programme provides the tools necessary for construction personnel to meet t government and industry standards redefined by the Construction Design and Management Regulations 2007 (CDM2007).
Conceived originally to meet the needs and standards of the London Borough of Bromley, the project has now been extended to serve other local authorities, public services and private sector organisations across the UK.
The Construction Youth Trust aims to enable young people to overcome barriers to training and employment in the construction industry. It organises individual bursaries, work placement schemes and guidance schemes as well as training courses. By helping individuals in this way, the Trust’s work effectively tackles social exclusion and related disadvantage.
“In a tough climate, new entrants into the industry need access to the best training available. CDM2007.org is delighted to help them get it” said Steve Dalby, Business Manager at CDM2007.org,
“The CDM2007.org project delivers effective training for all people, at all levels, who work within the building and construction industry. Our donation to the Construction Youth Trust will, I hope, be the start of a long-term relationship, in which our courses become part of the high quality training and support offered to the young people on their programmes” he said.
Christine Townley, Director, at Construction Youth Trust, said: “This is an absolutely fantastic opportunity to support 50 of our beneficiaries. We are delighted to be working with CDM2007.org on this venture. The trust sees virtual learning as a key way that young people can learn more about the industry and develop their skills."
CDM2007.org was an Awards finalist as Best Safety Product. Its originator David Jones was a finalist also, as ‘Health & Safety Champion of the Year’.
Further details on the CDM2007.org project are at www.CDM2007.org