skills

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The goal of the initiative is to increase the number of qualified construction workers on energy efficiency and renewable energy technologies, so the sector will be ready to deliver high quality renovations and the new (nearly zero energy) buildings. 
Post date: 13 Dec 2012
Type: Link

Written by Richard Breen ACIOB and Rosalind Thorpe for the Carbon Action 2050 initiative from the CIOB, this report explores the need for a fundamental shift in the way we educate the workforce, both current and future, about low carbon.
Post date: 25 Jan 2012
Type: Publication

Hands-on experience The centre will focus on hands-on practical experience with fully-functioning heating installations in specially designed-bungalows to teach trainees about renewable and energy-efficient systems. They will be taught the skills needed to become energy-efficiency assessors and installers of new technologies including micro-generation technologies, solar photovoltaic panels, high-technology smart meters, biomass boilers and combined heat and power boilers and solar thermal panels.
Post date: 11 Oct 2010
Type: News

The Aldersgate Group is a strategic coalition of businesses, NGOs, think tanks and individuals, who believe in that high environmental standards are essential for future economic growth and competitiveness. Aldersgate Group Project Chair John Edmonds said: "The skills gap in the UK economy is well documented, with one in three firms already hampered by a shortage of skilled staff, from those needed to install new technology to scientists and engineers."
Post date: 26 Nov 2009
Type: News

A key recommendation is that all major environmental policies should be accompanied with a corresponding skills strategy. The Government should also: provide sufficient investment for training, make the training institutions fit for purpose, drive demand for environmental skills, reform its communication strategy The most significant driver for low carbon skills is a robust government industrial policy that encourages investment in low carbon technology and resource efficiency.
Post date: 26 Nov 2009
Type: Publication