The British Woodworking Federation Group
WITForum

The role of the WITForum

The Woodworking Industry Training Forum (WITForum) is the BWF initiative established to tackle the skills and training shortages facing the woodworking and joinery manufacturing sector and wider construction industry.

The WIT Forum is made up of BWF members who meet throughout the year, to work together in supporting the development of the woodworking and joinery manufacturing industry’s existing and future workforce. The BWF are proud to work with such a passionate and pro-active group who give up their time to push skills and training development for the greater good of the whole industry.

Aims of the WITForum

  • To provide a forum for BWF members to establish their skills and training needs and have a stake in their own future.
  • To increase the provision of woodworking and joinery skills and training.
  • To support the delivery of trainers to provide their students with the skills the industry needs.
  • To promote apprenticeships and a career in woodworking.

Supporting the Sector Workforce

The WITForum provides an avenue to identify or develop appropriate skills and training solutions and find, develop and retain skilled labour. Through consultation across the sector and wider construction industry, the WITForum undertakes periodic review of the existing skills and training offer and looks to develop, or source, additional solutions as required.

Working in collaboration with the BWF approved training provider network, the WITForum works on behalf of members to ensure that the following is achieved:

  • That high quality skills and training interventions are available and accessible to all;
  • To support qualification and development of the sector workforce.

These interventions range from the delivery of short courses, accredited knowledge and competence qualifications as well as sector-based apprenticeship programmes.

Interested In Getting Involved?

If you would like to get involved with the WITForum and help shape the industry’s future, then please contact Tony Batchelor, BWF Training Manager, by email: tony.batchelor@bwf.org.uk

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