Welcome to Skill Builders

Skill Builders is needed.

  • skill buildersdecades of apprenticeship reductions at a time of boom, has resulted in a real skill shortage.
  • exciting school age work based learning for schools is now back in fashion, but the links with industry and the education professions have never been so inconsistent.
  • the drain of young people from our rural communities due to lack of well paid work.

Skill Builders is delivering – proven afterschool programme which involves young trainees under master artisan supervision,

  • growing network of businesses who positively support school and college educational professionals.
  • piloting new ways of supporting vocational training.
  • Skill Builders can help your business and community.

Skill Builders needs you!

  • your business and artisan skills can help to nurture the next generation.
  • your life skills and personal networks.
  • your communities and that of your own families future generations.
  • it can be even easier to work together and do something rather than sit back with frustration and do nothing!
  • use the contact link at the top of the page to let us know how you might help or how we could help you!

Skill Builders and supporting the next generation of hands on tradesman is needed.

a) decades of apprenticeship reductions at a time of boom, has resulted in a real skill shortage at a time of increasing numbers of skilled artisans reaching retirement age.

b) exciting school-age work based learning for schools is now back in fashion, but the links with industry and the education professions have never been so inconsistent.

c) the drain of young people from our rural communities due to lack of well paid work with prospects is very concerning.

Skill Builders is delivering positive ways to address the skills shortage.

a) a proven after school programme which involves young trainees under master artisan supervision, training slightly younger artisans in waiting!

b) a growing network of businesses who positively support school and college educational professionals – changing things by doing something.

c) piloting new ways of supporting vocational training and celebrating in a very high profile way – a positive force for change.

Skill Builders can help your business and community which you live and work in.

a) encouraging young people to be enthusiastic and productive members of a learning work force.

b) developing a greater sense and culture of joined up working in skills training, working together with schools, colleges and commerce.

c) creating a greater awareness in the local and visitor economy for the importance of purchasing local services and encouraging new blood to enter businesses as a way of handing on traditions and providing family business succession in the future.

Skill Builders needs you!

a) your business and artisan skills can help to nurture the next generation.

b) your life skills and personal networks can make an even greater difference to the impact of Skill Builders in the future.

c) your communities and that of your own families future generations, can only improve with a mind set which shares and cares.

d) it can be even easier to work together and do something rather than sit back with frustration and do nothing!

Sectors We Work In

Skill Builders understands that the process of obtaining a craft and those skills necessary to succeed in business are transferable  across industries.

What started off as a furniture project, with artisans going into schools to demonstrate their trade, quickly evolved into food & drink, engineering and traditional building skills.

At any given time, one sector is likely to be more prominent is the public eye. For example,   food & drink is currently the darling of the media and is a good vehicle to test new ideas.

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