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RICS supports action plan to transform skills across housing and regeneration sectors

October 22nd, 2009

rics-lionRICS has joined forces with over 2o organisations to launch a pioneering action plan that will overhaul place-making skills and improve the delivery of homes and communities.

This is unprecedented in scale and ambition, the ground-breaking action plan – Delivering Better Skills for Better Places – will accelerate the development of a flexible, knowledgeable and highly skilled workforce and ensure that there are enough people with the technical, specialist and transferable skills to deliver sustainable communities.

The aims of the action plan are to:

  • Attract new entrants and retain existing people in the core professions
  • Develop generic skills in areas like low carbon, climate change, empowerment, community cohesion, risk sharing, negotiation, process re-modelling, place leadership and partnership working
  • Ensure technical and specialist skills like planning, urban design and skills for changing economic markets are updated in line with new processes, standards, legislation and economic conditions.

Collectively, the partners will develop a framework to promote joint learning, encourage greater partnership working, share knowledge and expertise, support continuing professional development, attract more people to take up a career in the sector and create flexible career progression paths.

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