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Govt department backs 'Green' technology academy

The National Skills Academy for Environmental Technologies will have a “key role” in delivering current and consistent training opportunities for the building servicesengineering industry.

That is the findings of the final report prepared by the Energy Efficiency Partnership for Homes for the Department for Energy and Climate Change (DECC) Microgeneration Strategy Consultation.

It concludes that “there is no need to create a new workforce to meet microgeneration installation targets” and that the existing building services industry can meet future green technology demands with the right training.”

The National Skills Academy for Environmental Technologies was recently launched by SummitSkills, the Sector Skills Council for the Building Services Engineering (BSE) sector, to meet future increased demand for the installation of renewable and environmental technologies in the UK.

Nigel Hollett, Head of Environmental Technologies at SummitSkills says: “Up-skilling the existing workforce to meet the future increased demand for green technologies is vital, and we are pleased that the DECC Microgeneration Strategy Consultation has acknowledged this need in the report.”

“Ensuring the relevant skills training is undertaken across the sector is a fundamental issue to enable environmental technologies to develop and progress further across the UK and we will continue our work supporting the sector in this field.”

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