Education & Skills

The EU is driving a more integrated approach for the support of skills, jobs and training. The UK could be leading this project


The timber supply chain provides a huge variety of excellent employment opportunities and the demand for skills across the whole Industry is expected to grow in line with population increase. In this regard, CTI will focus on ensuring that the use of timber across the chain and in construction is top of the Government Agenda as a first choice material with specifiers, designers and constructors.

Moreover CTI will work with Colleges, Universities, Training Centers and Professional Organisations to ensure that timber-related skills and jobs are nurtured and developed. 

We need a long term vision for workable policies to fully develop vocational skills in the workforce. Without high functioning personnel, no business can survive. 

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Proskills UK Group is a registered charity and champion for quality industrial skills development. The scope of its work includes the development of industry skill standards, qualifications and apprenticeships.

The University of Bath is firmly established as a top ten UK university with a reputation for research and teaching excellence. Its mission is to deliver world-class research and teaching, educating its students to become future leaders and innovators.

Didac Ltd is a national training provider of commercial training, apprenticeships, NVQ’s and other qualifications in woodworking, merchanting, industrial plant and equipment; it also delivers consultancy services in health and safety.

Located in Stratford, East London, the Building Crafts College has a long tradition of delivering high quality education training in building crafts and building conservation.

Established in 1884, Bangor University combines traditional academic excellence with cutting-edge research and equipment.

Wood Campus provide Continued Professional Development courses about wood and timber products, including the latest information on issues such as certification and climate change

TFT Wood Experts provide technical and training solutions for the timber and construction industries

The Builders Merchants Federation (BMF) works in partnership with training providers to offer specialist apprentice training schemes

Through its innovative Centre for Wood Science and Technology, the Edinburgh Napier University offers activities and courses focused on understanding the material properties of wood and how these affect its performance in different applications.

The Institute of Materials, Minerals and Mining (IOM3) is a major UK engineering institution providing a range of activities and initiatives to benefit the materials and minerals community.