Kier North Tyneside's CHRIS Project has been recognised for its commitment to construction recruitment and training at the second annual National Skills Academy for Construction Awards.
The ceremony, which took place at this month’s Skills Show, acknowledged projects that have set specific targets around recruitment and training, thereby supporting their local economies.
The scheme, which was set up to carry out repairs and maintenance to the borough’s 16,000 council homes for 10 years as well as much of the council’s strategic investment work, won the award for Project Contribution to Community Engagement.
Vicky Wood, Kier North Tyneside employee development manager, said: “We are delighted to see Kier North Tyneside CHRIS Project receive such prestigious recognition. It’s a great scheme for both employers and employees, and we are delighted that the great work and training being done on the project has been recognised.
“We look forward to continuing our good work, and hope this encourages other projects to apply for National Skills Academy for Construction status.”
Jeremy Galpin, chairman of the National Skills Academy for Construction, said: “The calibre of entrants to this year’s awards was very high and we congratulate all the winners and runners up. Every National Skills Academy for Construction accredited project has set employer-led targets relating to skills and training.”