As part of National Construction Week (6-13 October 2005), the Construction Industry Training Board (CITB) today launched their Construction Ambassadors Programme.

Construction Ambassadors will give young people a real-life perspective of the industry by visiting schools, giving presentations and organising activities. By sharing their experiences of a career in construction the Ambassadors will help promote the industry as a whole. This regional network of people already work in construction and range from young graduates to experienced workers and cover all the trades and professions.

An Ambassadors training programme has been set up by CITB in association with Sentinus the leading provider in establishing partnerships between education and industry. This programme will facilitate the Ambassadors so they are well equipped to communicate effectively to target market.

For further information contact Siobhan Daly Marketing Communications Officer, CITB (028 90 824217)