Sharon Llewellyn, risk management and projects director at JPR Roofing and Flooring, vice chair of the National Federation of Roofing Contractors (NFRC) Midlands Region, and chair of the NFRC Safety, Health and Environmental Committee, has been appointed as chair of the Construction Industry Training Board (CITB) England National Council.
In her new role, Sharon will work alongside the other CITB Council members in each nation to support the CITB board. She will also be responsible for providing insight into industry challenges across different regions and sectors, and will act as a sounding board for CITB trustees.
She is currently working in partnership with the CITB, schools, colleges, as well as the business community to raise the profile of construction through a programme for 14-18 years old to prepare and access apprenticeships and careers in the industry.
Commenting on her appointment, Sharon said: “As we move forward from the restrictions of the pandemic and into the new challenges faced by the industry, both NFRC and CITB will need to focus on filling the skills gap through facilitating a training programme alongside RoofCERT to produce a high quality, competent and skilled workforce for the future.”