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Construction bodies unite to promote training benchmark

A NEW TRAINING initiative is set to raise the standards across the construction industry.

Four organisations with representation throughout construction are uniting to benchmark training courses and highlight best practice.

They are the Construction Best Practice Programme, the Construction Confederation, the Construction Industry Training Board and TOPIC - the Training Organisation for Construction Professionals.

The intention is to work with training providers to develop a measurable framework for continuous improvement that their performance can be benchmarked against. Best practice trainers will be highlighted on the training databases developed by the four organisations to help companies and individuals seek out top quality education.

The initiative is an extension of a TOPIC scheme which has been working with training organisations to establish a voluntary code to demonstrate best practice in training. The first companies to achieve the standard received their certificates last Thursday (NCE 14 October).

To find out about the latest training techniques you need to come to the NCE/TOPIC conference 'On Line Training for the Construction Industry - Building the Business Case'. This takes place in London on 18 November. Further information is available from Micol Klippel-Arden on 0207 6378692.

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