UCEM to Host First Skills Summit

Posted on: 13 October, 2017

Influential figures within the Built Environment will attend the first ever Built Environment Skills Summit at UCEM’s Horizons office in Reading on Monday.

Leaders in the industry from organisations such as BRE, CIOB, CITB, the Cabinet Office and RICS will meet to discuss the key skills issues adversely affecting the Built Environment and how best to solve them.

The key theme of the day is how to better collaborate and aggregate the further and higher education skills provision across the Built Environment, with the aim to ensure that there is adequate supply to meet the growing need for skills.

UCEM Principal, Ashley Wheaton, said: “This will be the first time the Institution has put itself at the centre of the debate rather than in a participatory role.

“It’s a landmark event bringing together heads of organisations who have a say in, and can influence, skills and qualifications in the Built Environment. I look forward to engaging in the debate and formulating our plans on how to move things forward.”

Recent RICS President, Amanda Clack, Cast Consultancy CEO, Mark Farmer, BRE Group Chief Executive, Dr Peter Bonfield OBE and CITB Chairman, James Wates CBE, will each give a brief presentation from varying perspectives on skills requirements within the Built Environment in the morning.

There will then be a Q&A session before the guests take part in three workshops to address all the issues raised. The group will then decide what the next steps should be with practical solutions sought to increase the supply of skills within the sector.

To keep updated with the event on the day, look out for the #UCEMSkillsSummit hashtag and follow @StudyUCEM on Twitter, and look out for live updates on our Facebook and LinkedIn pages.