CTI to coordinate future activities of Wood Industry Board
Following the demise of Proskills, the Wood Industry Board (WIB) has moved under the umbrella of CTI – the Confederation of Timber Industries.
The CTI will operate as coordinating body and Secretariat for the activities of the Board.
The Wood Industry Board intends to represent all parts of the industry including trade organizations, large companies, SMEs, sub-sector groups, training providers, research institutes, awarding bodies and universities.
Key purposes of the WIB encompass:
- Determining strategic issues relating to productivity, skills, qualifications and training provision facing the industry
- Reviewing and monitoring strategy and activity taking place within the industry and throughout the sector
- Establishing programs to promote careers in the industry within schools. Fostering links between participating schools, employers and Further Education establishments.
- Maximising the engagement and participation of the industry with regard to the training agenda
Benedetto Antuono, CTI Communications Coordinator said: “We are looking forward to host the next meeting of the Wood Industry Board in late September.”
“Given the enormous upheavals in the political landscape and the impending apprenticeship levy, it is imperative to consult with employers’ and trade associations now to decide on our priorities first, before engaging with training providers and awarding bodies at a later date.”