Constructing Futures, a government-funded project that works with local builders to try and increase the number of skilled construction workers in Brighton and Hove, has launched a website to provide advice, information and useful contacts to employers, young people and established partners.
The Constructing Futures project has a wide range of partners with the common aim of supporting and developing a local skilled and qualified workforce.
The team's remit is split between outreach, development and delivery of the First Footings project, a pre-apprenticeship and pre-employment training centre based at the former College of Media Arts building in Wilson Avenue.
The website provides information to employers on everything from apprenticeships, work tasters and health and safety to the latest development projects in the city.
Young people, aged 16-25, interested in a career in the construction industry can find out about training opportunities and the First Footings construction college.
The average age of a construction worker is 45 and increasing and with over £2 billion of development planned in the Brighton and Hove area alone over the next eight years, Constructing Futures will work to address the urgent need for a local skilled workforce.
For further information log on to www.constructingfutures.co.uk or call 01273 667 765
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