The construction industry is ageing more quickly than new people coming on board.
The Government's Apprenticeship Boost scheme, which supports trades training programmes, will now run until the end of next year.
The funding goes towards trades training programmes, and will support an additional 24,000 apprentices.
Construction Industry Council Chair Graham Burke told Kate Hawkesby it's a good start but it won't fix the skills shortage.
He says the number of people retiring is increasing at a rapid pace.