Key construction bodies join forces to decide on Green Deal training
The Green Deal is the centrepiece of the government’s plans to shift to a low-carbon future and make new homes more energy efficient. Now a new event to ensure contractors working on Green Deal projects are fully trained and up to scratch.
Walsall College, Skills2Learn and partners are calling on all those involved in skills for the Renewable Energy sector to attend a free and very important event on the 7th June 2011 at Walsall College
Aimed at anyone involved, or who would like to become involved, in providing training and qualifications for the Renewable Energy Sector, this conference will provide an essential update on The Green Deal and the forthcoming changes to competence requirements in the sector.
Skills Minister John Hayes has said: “The Prime Minister has set an ambition for this to be the greenest government ever. To achieve this, government, employers and training providers must work together to deliver the skills that will enable our economy to achieve truly sustainable growth.”
The need for training was raised after Chris Huhne, the Secretary of State for Energy and Climate Change, stated in his speech to the TUC annual climate change conference on 11th October 2010 that over a million people will be employed in low-carbon goods and services in the UK by 2015.
The sector cannot afford to be complacent, it must seek to up-skill and continue to develop professionally there needs to be a clear path for young adult learners who seek to develop a career in this sector.
This event will provide up to date information, news and views on training, qualifications and accreditation through the two Sector Skills Councils involved (SummitSkills and EU Skills), National Skills Academy, City and Guilds.
Dr Majid Al-Kader, managing director of Skills2Learn, said: “This is a huge challenge and opportunity which we must prepare for now, rather than later. Working alongside the Walsall College, The National Skills Academy for Environmental Technologies, National Skills Academy for Power, EU-Skills, City and Guilds and, CoRE Skills, we aim to bring together established and innovative knowledge of this sector and help it to prepare and organise for the vital work ahead.”
Posted on May 12, 2011, in construction jobs, construction news, train4tradeskills and tagged Chris Huhne, City and Guilds of London Institute, Climate change, Low-carbon economy, Renewable energy, Secretary of State for Energy and Climate Change, Sector Skills Council, Skills2Learn, t4ts, train 4 trade skills, train4tradeskills, training. Bookmark the permalink. 1 Comment.