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New construction industry training.

New construction industry training.

The government has launched a new fund that will finance 20 on-site training hubs to help train people for the construction industry.

The £22 million fund will aim to help deliver 300,000 new homes a year by the mid-2020s and to tackle the construction skills shortage, apprenticeships and skills minister Anne Milton has said. Around 158,000 new construction jobs are expected to be created in the UK over the next five years.

The 18-month scheme is funded by the Department for Education and will be administered by the Construction Industry Training Board (CITB). By bringing training to construction sites, it will allow learners to apply their knowledge in a real-world environment.

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