The group is funded by CITB ConstructionSkills, and as such the group and its members must meet various targets. The group is focused on providing accessible training to the construction industry. It does this by providing services to its members that make training easier, more affordable and more accessible.
The group also provides members with opportunities to network, and work with each other in training the workforce, and to create a stronger local construction industry. We have traced the Group back to the mid 1950’s when 6 construction employers formed a “Group” to encourage and facilitate apprenticeships and training.
When the Construction Industry Training Board (CITB) was formed in 1964 they required direct consultation with the industry, hence the beginning of “Training Groups” throughout the country, with such a Group already formed in Cornwall it soon became known as the Cornwall Construction Training Group. The Group was supported and serviced by CITB staff until 1999 when it became an “Independent Training Group”