Roads Minister Richard Holden has backed the Local Council Roads Innovation Group’s new online training platform – LCRIG Skills.
LCRIG Skills was launched in December, and allows users to access details of training courses that are relevant to the sector including training location, dates, and the number of places available on the course. It offers the facility to book places on the course through the LCRIG platform.
Details of trainers, consultants and supply chain partners who can deliver training will also be made available along with the availability to request specific training from the register of training providers on the platform.
Mr Holden said: “Our motorists and road users deserve a modern road network and those who work on and manage our vital road network should always have access to top training and skills. That’s why it’s fantastic to see LCRIG launch a new state-of-the-art training platform to boost skills, create new exciting opportunities across the road industry and ensure our first-rate workforce are equipped for the future.”
The platform is focused on providing high quality training in a cost-effective manner. LCRIG is working with a number of industry bodies including the Road Surface Treatments Association (RSTA), the Institute of Highway Engineers (IHE) and the Chartered Institution of Highways and Transportation (CIHT) to develop and make available the latest courses and training.
LCRIG Board Member Dwayne Lowe said: “It is fantastic to receive such positive comments from the Roads Minister in support of LCRIG Skills. The platform was developed to address the skills shortage facing the highways sector and through our existing collaborative relationships with councils, supply chain members, academia members and trade associations, LCRIG can support members to tackle those challenges.”
LCRIG says LCRIG Skills will support individuals professional development by:
• Bringing together a range of training from recognised providers in the highways sector.
• Providing access to sector specific training that can be delivered in person, online or through on demand videos.
• Supporting an individual’s training journey by recommending courses that are relevant to job roles and areas of interest or expertise.
• Creating a CPD record when individuals take part in and log training through LCRIG Skills.
LCRIG was awarded funding by the Rees Jeffreys Road Fund to develop the online platform in order to help address the skills shortage in the sector and to support individuals at all stages in their career, including students and graduates looking to join the sector.
You can access the platform here.
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