Construction Skills 4 Life (CS4L) is funded through CITB’s Pathways into Construction as well as match-funded through EN:Able Futures and our chosen training provider partners.  Our programme provides 12 courses delivering employment training and support across West Yorkshire (3 in each area - Leeds, Bradford, Wakefield and Kirklees) to prepare young people to become construction industry ready and give them exposure to real work experience, as well as guaranteeing graduates an employment interview within the industry.  The aim of the programme is to engage with 1500 16-24 year olds who are Not In Education, Employment or Training (NEET) or who are at risk of becoming NEET, with a strong focus on attracting females into construction through:

  • Careers events
  • ‘Come and Try Construction’ open days
  • Marketing material
  • Local Authority and Social Landlord Tenant Engagement outreach.  

CS4L work in partnership with registered training providers to deliver the programme, engage with the Voluntary Sector, Local Employment Groups and construction employers working in these localities. 

We ensure female role models are available for young women to openly discuss their chosen career paths with.

Delivered in the community within each district, the courses will include an NVQ Level 1 Introduction to Construction qualification, Health and Safety Level 1, a Construction Skills Certification Scheme (CSCS) card, functional skills in Maths and English (if required),  and hands-on construction training and enrichment sessions to help inspire them on their journey.  The programme also ensures that every learner has up to three weeks’ work experience within the construction industry.

Learners are supported throughout the process by Julia Boaler, EN:Able Futures Project Coordinator/Mentor – julia.boaler@efficiencynorth.org – 07503 637971