NOCN MD APPOINTED TO CROSS INDUSTRY APPRENTICESHIP TASK FORCE
Posted 27 September 2017
NOCN’s Managing Director, Graham Hasting-Evans has been appointed onto the Cross-Industry Construction Apprenticeship Taskforce (CCATF), an initiative chaired by Martyn Price MBE and designed to increase employer engagement in apprenticeship training.
NOCN recently announced its acquisition of CSkills Awards from the Construction Industry Training Board (CITB) which created the second largest construction Awarding Organisation (AO) in the UK and is committed to offering a complete learner package to support in and aid the growth of the UK construction industry.
As part of this commitment, NOCN will be hosting a series of regional events around the UK aimed at construction training providers as consultative events. These events will bring together all providers to consider which skills and qualifications are needed moving forward and how to ensure we have a more productive workforce. Similarly, NOCN will also be hosting its first ‘Future Skills & Productivity in Construction Conference’, in December in London, to assemble and engage employers from across the construction industry to consider which skills and qualifications do they need, so that workforce is competitive and highly skilled. For more details please visit www.nocn.org.uk
Graham comments: “The CCATF’s role is to communicate the positive benefits of training and apprenticeships to employers in the construction sector, whilst influencing government policy to ensure the best environment for construction apprenticeship training, which is fully aligned with NOCN’s approach, as one of the largest construction awarding organisations in the UK.”
Graham’s role will involve championing the apprenticeship agenda and he will meet regularly with the Taskforce to discuss and debate key industry agendas.
The CCATF’s mission statement is; “To champion the ethos and culture of training within the construction industry by working with industry peers and stakeholders; to encourage those not training to do so and those that train to do more by promoting the benefits and value that an apprentice can bring to an employer.”
Now one organisation, NOCN and CSkills Awards offer a complete learner package to support in and aid the growth of the UK construction industry. This includes the provision of Apprenticeship End Point Assessment (EPA). Apprenticeships are the lifeblood of the construction industry and NOCN is operationally ready to support the sector as the UK’s number one independent EPA provider.
Find out more about the CCATF HERE