The Institute of Builders Merchants (IoBM) has launched an online training portal to help builders merchant staff access the latest training and development resources from its supply partners.
The site hosts links and information on training provided by suppliers across its entire membership.
Resources are already hosted from suppliers such as Fernox, Flexseal, Wood Campus, Coillte Panel Products and ACO Academy,
As well as the ability to advertise product training, other offerings through the IoBM’s supply partnership include branding and links on IoBM’s website, the use of IoBM logo to demonstrate support for the merchant industry, participation in institute events, such as the well-respected Skills Challenge and access to grassroots level research.
Steve Sellick, president of the IoBM, said: “Access to further training and development is vital for the future of the industry as it helps to attract new blood with promise of new skills and career progression, an issue which is all too prevalent as we witness an ageing workforce.
“The launch of the training portal is a shining example of our commitment to the development of individual professionals within builders merchants and also to the prosperity of the industry as a whole. We are excited to see this new resource reach its full potential as more suppliers come on board and for the impact we believe it can make on a better future for the sector.”