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The Skills Update is the regular newsletter from ConstructionSkills. Here you will find all the latest news on what ConstructionSkills is doing and discover how your company can get involved in helping secure the future of the Construction industry.

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Issue 18 – November 2008

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ConstructionSkills seeks Sector Skills Council relicence

Keeping construction top of the skills agenda

ConstructionSkills partners with the London Development Agency and the Olympic Delivery Authority

Launch of new industry-wide scheme, Construction Showcase, the year-round replacement for National Construction Week


Issue 17 – October 2008

ConstructionSkills in move to save threatened Apprenticeships

Recognition Scheme for Diploma in Construction and Built Environment launched

Training managers and supervisors is essential for building Northern Ireland

Construction Site Safety – Health, Safety and Environmental Information

ConstructionSkills at the Thames Gateway Forum


Issue 16 – September 2008

Credit crunch hits forecast construction job opportunities

Ed Balls launches Diploma in Construction and Built Environment

Scottish construction industry launches flagship £multi-million training centre

ConstructionSkills - National Construction College appoints new Director

Building on skills “Essential”

Repair and Refurbishment - An essential guide to health and safety for the smaller building firm

The Games Briefing – conference gives delegates an opportunity to become part of the 2012 supply chain


Issue 15 – August 2008

Threefold increase in firms backing Construction and the Built Environment Diploma

ConstructionSkills announces its 5,000th NVQ on Vocational Qualifications Day

Contractor shortlist announced for National Construction College redevelopment

Worker engagement toolkit to helping you to manage on site risks to health and safety

Volunteer Coaches - A Unique Opportunity in Manchester and London


Issue 14 – July 2008

Construction industry warnings on ‘workforce time bomb’.

ConstructionSkills working with the Welsh Assembly Government

Minister visits school offering Construction & Built Environment Diploma

Northern Ireland student cements her career in construction with top award

National Construction College director announces plans to move on

New Chairman for the Construction Industry Council

Teachers experience Education for Employability


Issue 13 – June 2008

£133m deal struck with Government

New ConstructionSkills Chief Executive

Building Skills for the Future

TeamBuild 2008

Construction Ambassadors “Blog early, Blog often” to target youth

5 Applicants chasing every construction apprenticeship vacancy

National Skills Academy for Construction received boost in London

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