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Saint-Gobain Launches Nearly Zero Energy Building (nZEB) Training Courses For Irish Construction Professionals

    Saint-Gobain Launches Nearly Zero Energy Building (nZEB) Training Courses For Irish Construction Professionals

The Saint-Gobain Ireland Technical Academy has announced that it is adding to its existing training portfolio by launching a series of nZEB modular courses. Starting this July, these innovative nZEB courses will offer those working in construction in Ireland a chance to up-skill, free of charge, in an increasingly regulated area of the construction industry.
The European […]

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Construction Industry Requires Over 110,000 Additional Workers to Rebuild Ireland Over Next 3 Years

    Construction Industry Requires Over 110,000 Additional Workers to Rebuild Ireland Over Next 3 Years

The construction industry has launched a transition year initiative to facilitate students interested in working in Ireland’s most innovative construction companies.  The initiative will see students completing work experience in the offices of construction companies in addition to on construction sites.

Dermot Carey, Director, Safety & Training at CIF, said: “The construction industry has undergone significant […]

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Sharp increase in numbers of Irish companies availing of training to improve competitiveness

    Sharp increase in numbers of Irish companies availing of training to improve competitiveness

Irish companies are increasingly taking up opportunities for training and up-skilling of staff to meet business needs. Figures from the Annual Report of Skillnets, the national agency responsible for funding and supporting over 60 learning networks, reveal that the number of businesses accessing subsidised training grew by 11%, with over 14,000 businesses investing in their […]

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Ministers announce comprehensive review of National Training Fund

    Ministers announce comprehensive review of National Training Fund

The Minister for Education and Skills, Richard Bruton together with the Minister of State for Higher Education, Mary Mitchell O’Connor and the Minister of State for Training and Skills, John Halligan have announced a comprehensive review of the National Training Fund.
Minister Bruton indicated that today’s announcement is in direct response to the issues raised in […]

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CIF & SERSF run careers in construction workshop in WIT

    CIF & SERSF run careers in construction workshop in WIT

Despite the levels of construction activity still being relatively low in the south east with a high dependency upon work outside the south east for CIF members in the region, the CIF South East Branch acknowledge the need to promote careers in the construction industry to prevent a skills shortage in the future. Indeed, there […]

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Construction companies join forces to increase levels of apprentices through share scheme

    Construction companies join forces to increase levels of apprentices through share scheme

The number of apprentices entering the Construction industry dropped sharply in recent years. However, new apprentice registrations must rise from 1,700 to 4,000 by 2020 to deliver Ireland’s housing and infrastructure requirements.
In 2016, the CIF launched the Shared Apprenticeship Scheme in conjunction with SOLAS, which enables member companies to form a consortium to take on […]

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Foreign competitors may be needed to meet increasing demand

    Foreign competitors may be needed to meet increasing demand

The CIF has stated that the number of new apprentices entering construction must more than double by 2020 or the State will need foreign competitors to satisfy market demand. Dermot Carey, director of safety and training at the CIF, also said that construction employment could rise to 213,000 by 2020 and that the number of […]

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Second call for new apprenticeship proposals welcomed

    Second call for new apprenticeship proposals welcomed

The Minister for Education and Skills Richard Bruton and the Minister of State for Skills, Research and Innovation John Halligan has welcomed the opening of the Apprenticeship Council’s second call for new apprenticeship proposals.
Minister Bruton and Minister Halligan have called on employers to come forward with apprenticeship proposals. For companies, the skills that will be […]

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DIT creates new programme for apprenticeships

    DIT creates new programme for apprenticeships

A pilot programme in Dublin Institute of Technology (DIT), supported by J.P. Morgan and ESB, aims to prepare young people from Dublin’s inner city communities to access apprenticeship positions. The programme will build on the specific expertise and track record of DIT in the delivery of skills education and in supporting young people into third […]

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Academy set up to address skills shortage in NI construction sector

    Academy set up to address skills shortage in NI construction sector

A new academy has been set up in Co Armagh to address major skills gaps in the construction sector. The National Construction Skills Academy (NCSA) in Portadown will provide tuition in trades including bricklaying, plastering, tiling and joinery.
A survey carried out by recruitment Manpower said there was a growing number of jobs in construction in […]

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Irish Concrete Society Launches Formal Education Course

    Irish Concrete Society Launches Formal Education Course

The ‘Concrete Ticket’, an initiative by the Irish Concrete Society, was officially launched in Dublin on Wednesday by Minister of State for Housing and Urban Renewal, Damien English. The initiative offers a formally recognised education and guidance course on working with concrete.
The Concrete Ticket aims to ensure that concrete construction is carried out to European and […]

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Athlone IT Launches Polymer Engineering Scholarships

    Athlone IT Launches Polymer Engineering Scholarships

A persistent shortage of polymer engineering talent in Ireland has prompted the launch of a new scholarship programme, Athlone Institute of Technology announced on Thursday. The JL Goor Polymer Engineering Scholarships, sponsored by the Institute of Materials, Minerals and Mining (IOM),  will enable two CAO applicants to pursue a polymer degree qualification while receiving a […]

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BIM4Analysis 2017 Webinar

    BIM4Analysis 2017 Webinar

The IES team will hold the next instalment of their IES Faculty BIM webinar series on Thursday 2nd February 2017. They’ll share the latest updates on their BIM4Analysis strategy, as well as their interoperability development work, helping you improve Revit to IES data exchange and enhance your BIM workflow with analysis. They also plan to […]

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Construction Industry Set to Grow by 9% Annually up to 2020

    Construction Industry Set to Grow by 9% Annually up to 2020

The Construction Industry Federation (CIF) launched a career website on Monday in the wake of a report that construction activity can sustain an additional 112,000 jobs up to 2020 with an estimated €17.8billion worth of projects in the pipeline in 2017.
The DKM economic consultants report, Demand for Skills in Construction to 2020, indicated that the […]

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Less than 1% of apprentices on state schemes in Ireland are women

    Less than 1% of apprentices on state schemes in Ireland are women

The government is facing sharp criticism after figures released by Solas revealed that only 52 of the 9,587 state apprenticeships so far this year are occupied by women.
The further education and training authority also released a breakdown of apprenticeships by sector. Of the 2,093 existing apprentices in the construction sector, only seven are female. In […]

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Innovative scheme aimed at increasing apprenticeships in construction industry launched

Four construction companies are participating in a pilot programme where apprentices spend time with each company whilst learning a trade and other critical career skills. The scheme is being run in conjunction with Solas and the industry is hoping for a national roll-out of the scheme on the basis that it could radically increase the […]

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Third-level Construction Courses Applications Rise

According to this year’s CAO rates, there has been a rise in students applying for third-level courses in construction.

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Announcing the National Construction Summit 2016, Taking Place in the RDS, Dublin on June 15th

Tom Parlon (right), Director General of the Construction Industry Federation (CIF) and Tom Moloney, Managing Director of Construction Information Services (CIS) at the announcement of the National Construction Summit 2016 to be held in the RDS on June 15th
Building on last year’s highly successful event, The National Construction Summit 2016 will be, once again, the […]

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Sika opens new Training Academy facility

Dublin-headquartered Sika has announced the opening of their brand new Training Academy facility based at their premises in Ballymun.
This new enlarged centre allows Sika Ireland to train existing loyal contractors to a much higher level and expand the existing Roofing and Flooring training programs to include Concrete, Concrete Repair and Protection, SikaTack Panel and Sikalastic […]

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Reasons for optimism as students look to construction courses

After a gap of nearly ten years, construction and property related courses are once again in vogue for secondary students heading to college.
Recruitment specialist Hays Ireland, believes the recent gain in CAO applications for construction-related third-level courses can only be a good thing, both for graduates and for the industry in its entirety.
Bargain to data from […]

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Lowestoft College: apprenticeship provision 13% above the national average

Lowestoft College is a leading provider of training and competence services to the construction, offshore, energy and maritime industries. The College sits at the heart of its community, bridging the gap between education and the raft of industries on its doorstep and across the region. Committed to achieving outstanding results, Lowestoft College, with apprenticeship provision […]

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