FIT launches learning programme
The FIT Show has announced the launch of its free learning programme, with a total of 50 sessions over the three-day event.
Organisers say visitors can expect a diverse mix of topics, including tackling mental health in construction, driving leads and making your business more profitable, guidance on legislative changes, upskilling, automation, flat glass processing, smart home technology and much more.
Practical product and tool demonstrations will be delivered by the likes of BBC Young Carpenter of the Year and multi-award-winning tradesman, Tibby Singh. Business clinics will also be delivered by various exhibitors on their stands.
Visitors can choose from two theatres, the ‘Insight Theatre’ and ‘Discovery Theatre’, with sessions running concurrently across the three days.
On Thursday the final day, the learning programme will focus on skills under the badge of ‘Skills Thursday’, including content specifically designed to attract new talent into the fenestration industry in partnership with a number of key training and education providers, as well as Building Our Skills.
Employers will be able to receive advice about attracting the right talent, salary banding, unlocking funding for schemes such as apprenticeships and then how to retain that talent and upskills the workforce they have.
For college leavers, ex-service personnel and career changers, there will be seminars and panel debates designed to showcase the length and breadth of opportunities that a career within fenestrations presents. Content will include CV writing advice, guidance on apprenticeships and training initiatives and real life success stories from people within the industry.
FIT Show event director Nickie West said: “ We’ve been inundated with support from our exhibitors and experts from across the industry who have offered their guidance on the topics that need to be covered.
“Across the two theatres, we have compiled a showstopping programme which has been designed to bring the right people together to debate key industry issues, such as the skills gap, as well as delivering CPD approved content that will help our visitors do better business when they leave the show.
“There is less focus on brands, and a stronger emphasis on delivering rich and diverse advice, support, guidance and engaging content that we know will really add value to our visitors. And unlike previous years, much of the content will be one-off so if visitors miss it, then they run the risk of missing out!”