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Skills Academy partners InstallerLive

InstallerLive has announced the National Skills Academy For Environmental Technologies as an official event partner for the show

The Skills Academy will be involved in a number of major activities at InstallerLive (16-19 October 2011) including the new interactive ‘Eco Challenge’ feature.

The Eco Challenge gives visitors the opportunity to test their skills against each others in a timed competition focused on installing green technologies. The aim of the Eco Challenge is to raise awareness of the skills that will be required to fit renewable technologies in the light of current and future Government initiatives, such as the Green Deal, Feed in Tariffs and the Renewable Heat Incentive.

Winners on each day will receive training vouchers to be used for environmental technology training through the National Skills Academy.

“We are delighted to have the National Skills Academy partnering with InstallerLive” comments David Pierpoint, Event Director. “InstallerLive aims to provide the installer with a low carbon bootcamp that inspires them to embrace this once in a generation business opportunity. New technologies require installers equipped with the right skills and with the help of the Skills Academy they can confident that the qualifications and accreditation profiled at InstallerLive are ones they can trust.”  

“We are supporting InstallerLive because the show supports our objective of ensuring installers understand the right training and qualification opportunities as they upskill to work with renewable technologies” comments Dr Cathryn Hickey, executive director of SummitSkills and interim director of the National Skills Academy. “We will be working closely with the organisers to ensure we create a dynamic, interactive exhibition and conference.”

Dr Hickey continues “The Eco Challenge will showcase installation methods linked to all eight of the technologies in which QCF Level 3 qualifications will be available. But as well as watching and drawing inspiration from the experts, installers will also get to have a go. We want to see some first class performances and so will present Skills Academy training vouchers to those who excel in the Challenge”

The National Skills Academy for Environmental Technologies comprises a network of training providers that deliver accredited environmental technologies training. At present, training provision in this area is patchy across the country, and is not accepted as meeting the industry-recognised competence level. With the network structure of the Academy, employers can now be confident that they can gain accredited renewables skills in a location closer to their business. The National Skills Academy for Environmental Technologies also provides a coherent approach to how training provision is developed, promoted and delivered.

Major brands already confirmed to exhibit at InstallerLive include Anton Industrial Services, Baxi, Calor, Glen Dimplex, Heatrae Sadia, Horstmann, Ideal Heating, Remeha, Polypipe, Salus Controls, Stelrad, Viessmann and Vokera.

A full exhibitor list is available from www.installerlive.com, where visitors can also register their interest. Companies interested in exhibiting should contact Karl Coppack on +44 (0)207 728 4296 or email karl.coppack@emap.com.

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