Environmental skills academies launched

A nationwide network of training for renewable skills has been given the green light by the Government. The National Skills Academy for Environmental Technologies will provide training in the design, […]

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By Tom Gibson

A nationwide network of training for renewable skills has been given the green light by the Government.

The National Skills Academy for Environmental Technologies will provide training in the design, installation and maintenance of technologies such as solar thermal, photovoltaics, heat pumps and and recycling.

John Hayes, Skills Minister. said: By giving the industries that design, install and maintain green solutions for homes and buildings access to world class training, the Skills Academy will help ensure that the UK not only meets its emissions targets but leads the world in innovation.”

Preparation work is now underway to deliver the training courses with the first phase of 14 Skills Academy hubs being confirmed.