A survey of 79,000 employers by the Council revealed that a third of construction firms do not train their staff. This leaves more unfilled vacancies in construction than any other industry.
LSC is now urging firms to take up the Government’s flagship training service Train to Gain Service. Research by the body behind the scheme showed that 42 per cent of 4,000 businesses that use the scheme produced bottom line benefits.
Around 74 per cent of employers involved with Train to Gain said staff had improved their skills and ability with 30 per cent of employees being promoted.
The call comes after the Government’s announcement to allocate over £300 million to UK construction, hospitality and processing and manufacturing.
LSC director of skills for employers Paul Holme said: “Tens of thousands of employers have benefitted from Train to Gain and many are already seeing a substantial impact on their bottom line.
“Our latest research shows that Train to Gain is helping unlock staff potential through recommending and delivering relevant, job-specific training.”