The Skills Partnership’s Business Plan 2016-2020 had the stated objective ‘to engage subcontractors and suppliers in collaboration across the industry, leading change and the development of a skilled workforce which meets the needs of all.’ In its ‘Size of the Challenge’ Paper in 2017 the HBSP felt that it needed to:
- Get the major home builders / developers/ housing associations / LEP’s / local and regional authorities to recognise the need to help the supply chain improve workforce development.
- Identify what these groups can do to drive, support and incentivise the supply chain to recruit and train.
- Engage the supply chain and help them recognise the advantages of having a fully skilled workforce – companies need to see how improved skills and knowledge can increase productivity, create loyalty within the workforce and importantly contribute to winning more work and increased margins.
- Help the supply chain claim CITB grant where applicable.