Government pledges £93m for training in selected sectors, including housing and FM
The UK government has announced a three-year agreement with employers to deliver more skilled workers in selected sectors, including housing and facilities management.
More than £93m will be earmarked from the government's training budget to tackle skills shortages within these key sectors, which also include fashion and textiles.
Of the total funding, £69m will be allocated to the property, housing, cleaning and facilities management sectors.
The announcement by skills minister Lord Young is part of a radical shake-up of the skills and training system, begun by ministers to tackle existing and forecast skills shortages.