Filling the skills gap

Edgetech has claimed that TruFit is the perfect solution for filling the skills gap in the glazing and construction industry.

Managing director at Edgetech UK Chris Alderson (pictured) said: “The construction skills shortage is an issue that’s been on the industry agenda for a while now and things aren’t likely to improve.”

The rate of retirement is set to increase; according to Designing Buildings Wiki, 22% of the construction workforce is over 50 and another 15% is in its sixties.

Additionally, the appeal of the construction industry for young people is very low, according to CITB data, who score it just 4.2 out of 10.

Designing Buildings Wiki also says that a fifth of all construction sector vacancies are hard to fill because employers can’t find people with the right skills or experience. And 51% of respondents to the Rics Construction Market Survey cited skills shortages as a constraint on growth.

“For window installation companies, TruFit is the perfect product to tackle the skills shortage within the glazing industry,” Chris said.

“Using the TruFit system to install windows and external doorsets means installers can quickly and easily learn how to fit a window that is properly sealed and has a professional finish.”