27th February 2023

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Sir Robert McAlpine is proud to be a sponsor of Career Colleges Trust's Digital Construction project.

In 2019, for our 150th anniversary celebration, we made a five-year commitment to sponsoring the establishment of the first Career College in Scotland in partnership with the Career College Trust (CCT) and City of Glasgow College (CoGC).

Career Colleges Trust logoWe selected CoGC because of our strong relationship with the college and in recognition to our Scottish roots. It was important to us to support young people with the right training, using our expertise and experience to contribute to an employer-led curriculum aligned to the future digital construction skills needed in our industry. 

The Career Colleges Trust, supported by Sir Robert McAlpine, launched the Digital Construction Project to directly address the digital skills shortage in the construction industry by connecting employers and educators to work together to shape the talent needed by the industry that is critical for the employment surge over the next five years.  


Over the next five years, the construction industry will need to recruit 53,200 extra workers a year according to CITB research; on top of that 500,000 staff are likely to retire by 2030.

Bev Jones CEO of Career Colleges Trust

Direct engagement with employers is critical to ensuring that young people in all trade and professional roles develop the digital and vocational skills that employers need to secure their long-term future.

Download the report to find out more about the Digital Construction Project, its impact and how you can get involved.

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