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BACH NEC Wednesday 20 June 2018

This is a reminder to all BACH NEC Wednesday 20 June 2018, South and Central College, Birmingham

We have accommodation held for Tuesday night, which will be bookable on the www.bach.ac.uk shortly.  It really assist us if everyone could book online, that way we can run hotel booking lists with one click.  If not, we are exporting them to Excel and adding those booking made by email.

Rooms are available at the Hampton by Hilton in the centre of Birmingham.  See Hampton by Hilton, Birmingham website

The meeting kis kindly hosted by our Chair Bob Howlett at South & City College Birmingham See Bordesley Green Campus

1 member free – BACH Autumn Development Day 2018

Wednesday 21 November 2018 is the BACH  Autumn Development Day CPD in the West Midlands.

NEC has decided that for every fully paid up member organisation they will issue 1 free place and another at a discounted rate.  These places are to be used by Named members.

HOLD THE DATE  – you would not want to miss this event.

The event will cover the main subjects that create challenges for members.  This is your opportunity to suggest presenters and subjects.  Please, email them to businessmanager@bach.ac.uk.

In contrast to the Spring Conference, many of the presenters will be BACH members, sharing their practical experience of meeting the challenges facing everyone heading up a Team of Lecturers teaching Construction today.  Never has the need been greater for quality trained UK construction workers.  The Government has a raft of policies aimed at tackling the shortages today and the expected increase in the requirement of UK construction workers after Brexit.  With major construction projects at a level never seen in the UK, BACH Members are 1 of the keys to successful completion of these.  The mix of new build includes Hickley Power Station, Aykon London One,  Angel Meadows Manchester and Chelsea Football Stadium to name but a few.  The refurbishment of Shopping Centres, Railway Stations to the really massive modernisation of The Big Ben and Palace of Westminster and Buckingham Place.  Road and rail projects include HS2 and the building of the £1.5B A14/A1 road improvement.  For more information see 10 Construction Projects to watch.

However, the above are not the only challenges to those recruiting construction workers in the UK.  The house building programme is failing to meet the demand year after year, and many construction workers will start their career in this sector after completing a successful apprenticeship, most taught in Colleges that are BACH members.

If you Head up a Team of people teaching construction, then put Wed 21 Nov 2018 on your calendar now.  Need more information or to join ian.s@bach.ac.uk

Tony Ellender overview of Trailblazers as of March 2018

Tony Ellender from Balfour Beatty gave BACH members an overview of Trailblazers and his strongly felt view of the way they were being implemented/

Tony Ellender BACH_Trailblazers_TJE_12Mar17

Construction Work Placement 2018 update in detail

With changes happening to work placements and work experience, Bach’s members require quick access the details.   Following presentations and discussions on these subjects at the recent March 2108, BACH National Annual Conference the attached document assist members remaining a group of the Best Informed Construction Heads in England and Wales.

Work Exp Draft Principles Responsibilities doc_CG

National College for High Speed Rail invites the Best Informed Construction Heads to visit.

In these exciting times for those involved with the Construction of HS2 and then HS3 the opening of the National College for High Speed Rail with its Construction Centre, BACH members who pride themselves on being the Best Informed Construction Heads in England and Wales, welcomed the opportunity to visit the college.

South West Gauteng College 200218

Technical Education Work Placements, an important briefing

Technical Education Work Placements, an important briefing by the Institute for Employment Studies presented at the BACH National Annual Conference

Research briefing – employers FINAL

BACH’s 2018/19 new strategic plan – A vision for the future – Dave Wilkins Vice Chair

As BACH is run by its members for its members and in this spirit delegates at the 2018 Conference had an opportunity to shape the 2019 BACH National Annual Conference Programme

Look at this presentation, email Dave Wilkins with your suggestion and how you can actively assist BACH in reaching its 2019 vision.

Dave Wilkins BACH strategic plan 2019

Home Building Skills Partnership’s Jenny Herdman stressed the importance of shared thinking.

At the BACH Annual National Conference in Nottingham March 2018 Jenny Herdman from the Home Building Skills Partnership shared thoughts on sharing and partnership working for the greater good of the complete construction industry.

See her presentation

Jeney Herdman BACH conference march2018 – no notes

Gemma Taylor thanks BACH members for their interest in STEM

Gemma discussed professional development nationwide and BACH Members were impressed to hear that there are 30,000 STEM Ambassadors from more than 2,500 employers.

It is important that every college looks at its training of the future Construction Heads

See Gemma presentation given t0 the BACH British Association of Construction Heads. National Annual Conference 11 to 13 March 2018

STEM Learning_Gemma Taylor

Apprenticeship Development Summary update March 2018

Apprenticeship Development Summary Sector Plan Update Report

Updated March 2018

Neil Hartis of CITB updated the Best Informed Construction Heads at the BACH National Annual Conference.

See the report Neil Hartis Sector Plan Report March 2018

T Level comments from ‘Table discussion’ at the BACH National Annual Conference 12 March 2108

T Level comments from ‘Table discussion’

More questions than answers on T levels.  Good on paper, but the detail is required and different T Level groups are going do different routes.

Work Experience is a challenge.  To be covered Tuesday 13 March.

How can you decide what you are offering until the funding is decided?

Level 3 but so much seems to be level 2.  Should we be talking about Standards rather than Levels?

Access the experienced people to deliver the Standards, will be a challenge.  Are the facilities in FE colleges of the size and equipped to deliver the new Standards?

Overall there are differing views on how T Levels are developing.  Join BACH Development Day 21 November 2018 in the Midlands for the next BACH update.

T levels update March 2018 Ian Billyard

Ian Billyard, Principal Leeds College of Building, explained the latest news and achievements of those running the groups to The Best Informed Construction Heads at the BACH (British Association of Construction Heads) National Annual Conference, Nottingham 12 March 2018

Ian Billyard BACH presentation 12 March 2018

Join information for BACH Spring Conference 11 March 2018

Thank you for joining with the  best informed Construction Heads at  the BACH ANNUAL SPRING CONFERENCE
Sunday 11 to Tuesday 13 March 2018 Nottingham

For Delegates or Presenters not staying for the complete conference, we have hotel rooms available at very good rates. Please call Ian on 07539 143184 or email ian.s@bach.ac.uk

Key information for delegate

The conference and accommodation is at the Hilton Nottingham Milton St, Nottingham NG1 3PZ‎.

Nottingham Station is .7 of a mile away and a 14 minute walk and 1.6 mile taxi ride allow 10 minutes. The hotel is also our conference venue. It is located next door to the Victoria Shopping Mall and in the City Centre.

We have a limited number of car parking spaces reserved for delegates booking the complete package.  Those that have booked a space will be given an exit ticket on departure.  Tomorrow I will email those booked with details.

14.00 to 16.45 Check-in at our Hotel and collect Delegates Pack.  After 16.45 check-in at the hotel reception and collect your Delegate Pack Monday morning at the conference. 18.30 Sunday evening meet in reception for the famous Castle Rock Brewery Tour. This will be followed by a light dinner.  Casual dress. Evening supported by our sponsor NOCN.

MONDAY 12 MARCH

06:30 to 07.45 Breakfast at our hotel

08.30 Conference opens

Hot buffet lunch and refreshments throughout the day

17.00 Day 1 closes

18.30 Welcome pre-dinner drink

19.15 be seated for dinner.

19.30 dinner is served and this will be followed by Peter Slater is a freelance sports broadcaster and author of “Don’t You Know Who I Am?” – 35 years being ignored by sports rich and famous. 06:30 to 07.45 Breakfast at our hotel

06:30 to 07.45 Breakfast at our hotel

08.30 Conference Day 2 opens

Hot buffet lunch and refreshments throughout the day

15.00 Conference closes and free taxi to the station for those that had booked it will depart 15.30 sharp.