The Building Block construction training programme to continue into third year

Sheffield City Council’s construction training programme The Building Block will operate for a third year, with funding secured to allow the continuation of the project.

Hundreds of people have been supported into construction employment through the programme during its first two years, supported by CITB’s Construction Skills Fund.

From April 2021, The Building Block will form part of Sheffield City Council’s ESF-funded Sector Routeways programme, which aims to provide fast-tracked training and entry-level access to a number of high-demand sectors, including construction.

Participants on The Building Block are supported, through a combination of classroom and online learning, to pass the CSCS Test, before undertaking work experience on-site with a local employer.

Many successful graduates of the programme have moved into work, either via a construction agency of through direct employment.