The LRCTG has been set up as an independent company to compliment the other CITB funded regional training groups across the UK. In 2013 we identified that London was a missing link in the national network of training groups and that an important opportunity to support construction SME`s operating in the London area to help fill the skills gaps was being missed. A successful application was made to the CITB which resulted in the pan-London group being formed.
The group is run as a not for profit organisation and is managed on a voluntary basis by its members.
Aims & Objectives of the Group
The Group will be non-profit making and any profit will remain in the Company for the benefit of the Members and to fulfil these objectives
Facilitate high quality flexible training at the lowest possible cost, through collective bargaining power
Increase awareness throughout the sector of the importance of training and career development for the future of the industry
Keep members updated on current legislation
Be an access point for advice on all areas of training and career development
Share best practice across the sector as a community of like-minded Members
Facilitate networking opportunities, discussion forums and seminars
Provide direct links with the CITB & CIOB, together with colleges, universities and other educational establishments
Act as a voice for the SME construction sector at a Regional level, to lobby local and central government and inform training policy formation. To stress the importance of continued and increased funding assistance for the development of both craft and management training, with a view to increasing professional career development in the construction industry
Act as a sector recruitment body to promote the benefits of rewarding careers in both craft and management disciplines. Especially targeting potential entrants, who would not have otherwise considered the industry as a viable sustainable career opportunity