On Thursday 20th of June, we held our second meeting of the year. We welcomed both existing and new members to our training centre. The morning began with our usual networking breakfast.

The Impact of Construction Training

Our guest speakers included Steve Gilder from the Future Skills Centre and Val Walsh from CITB. Steve gave an overview of what his £3.8 million purpose-built centre in Bordon can offer prospective students and employers. The centre can currently provide a range of full and part-time construction courses, as well as a range of apprenticeships. Allowing them to be an all rounded person when entering employment.

Val Walsh from the CITB then went on to discuss how to apply for certain CITB grants. She encouraged the members to bid for the grants available to them. Val also informed members of a CITB event which will be taking place in Guildford on 16th of July. The aim of the meeting is to get both employees and training providers together. She then went on to discuss other industry news relevant to the Group. After the coffee break, the meeting concluded with a general Q&A for all members of the Group.

If you would like to attend our next meeting in September or would like to become a member and receive additional benefits such as 10% off with our training partner CISTC, then please contact us – call: 01252 855399 or email: info@surreytg.co.uk.