Exciting Developments for the Construction Industry
November 29, 2019
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The South Essex Construction Training Academy (SECTA) were delighted to receive an award in the skills category at the Housing Excellence Awards 2019. These awards recognise high quality housing developments, organisations and individuals in and around Essex. The training academy initiative, aims to significantly increase construction industry employment opportunities for young people. SECTA have joined together with Basildon, Southend, Castle Point, Rochford and Thurrock councils, plus other industry partners. SECTA wish to train around 650 people with a view to them gaining employment within the building industry.
Councillor Anne Jones, said: “Ensuring the construction sector has the right skills is critical to whether it can successfully meet an accelerated housing delivery target in Essex.
“I am delighted that the SECTA project has been recognised in this way by partners in the construction industry and wider education and training arena. “Construction is a major employer in Southend and wider Essex and can offer a secure and lucrative career.”
Collaboration and innovation were aspects that SECTA was praised for, along with its ability to deliver construction skills and meet targets. Housing practitioners and advisers from the public and private sector made up the judging panel, who drew up a shortlist from the impressive nominations.
Policy director at the construction industry training board,Steve Radley, stated: “We’d like to say a huge congratulations to everyone involved in the South Essex Construction Training Academy whose hard work and dedication has made it such a success. “Award wins and recognition like this highlight the importance of learning hubs such as SECTA in making a difference to regions across England.
“At CITB we’re inspired by the dedication of the teams making sure projects like the Construction Skills Fund are successful.”
As plant hire specialists Rhinos support this kind of effort, which makes the future look brighter for all concerned, in Essex and beyond.