Swindon AdvertiserBuilding a future for the construction industry (From Swindon Advertiser)

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Building a future for the construction industry

Swindon Advertiser: Cabinet member Coun Dale Heenan Cabinet member Coun Dale Heenan

LOCAL employment and skills needs in the construction sector will be the focus of a high level industry summit on Tuesday. Organised by the think tank Local Government Information Unit (LGiU) and the Construction Industry Training Board (CITB), the Construction Summit will bring together Swindon and Wiltshire councillors, local construction firms and training providers to look at the role of the construction industry in the area, examining the best ways to support skills and training.

The event is the first in a national series which will examine the important role that local government can play in supporting the construction sector and local skills needs.

A series of talks will be delivered throughout the morning to examine Swindon’s particular needs and plans for the future.

Coun Dale Heenan, cabinet member for strategic planning and sustainability, said: “I was delighted to be asked to speak at the Construction Summit in Swindon.

“Swindon Council has detailed plans for the jobs-led growth of the town over the next 15 years, and the construction industry is critical to its success.

“The needs of the construction sector locally will be top of the summit’s agenda and we will all be working together to ensure local residents have the right training and skills to contribute to a thriving industry.”

The event is at the Civic Offices from 9am to noon.

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5:48pm Mon 31 Mar 14

madreeves says...

Is he still hanging about on the A419 slip road? Please, somebody go and chase him away.
Is he still hanging about on the A419 slip road? Please, somebody go and chase him away. madreeves
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11:51pm Mon 31 Mar 14

Eastern Badger says...

The man pushing tens of thousands of new homes in Swindon says the construction industry is 'top of the agenda'! Yes - I expect that's true!
The man pushing tens of thousands of new homes in Swindon says the construction industry is 'top of the agenda'! Yes - I expect that's true! Eastern Badger
  • Score: 1

11:22pm Tue 1 Apr 14

Ollie Dognacky says...

Gottle a gear
Gottle a gear
Gottle a gear Gottle a gear Ollie Dognacky
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