The consultation aims to ensure that UK businesses are equipped to take advantage of low carbon opportunities. It forms part of a wider Government announcement on climate change with Kevin Brennan, the Further Education and Skills Minister, announcing the co-funding of up to 2,500 apprenticeships in the wind energy sector.
The consultation sets out what is known about the scale and nature of the low-carbon skills challenge, what has already been done to tackle it and to seek views on what more needs to happen. It also states the Governmentâ€™s key skills priorities, and the challenges which must be met if we are successfully to: -
- Enable British workers and businesses to take advantage of the opportunities in those sectors that are key to reducing our carbon emissions
- Embed the necessary skills across all sectors to move the UK to a low carbon and resource efficient economy
Interested parties are asked to respond by 23 June, 2010.
Date Added: March 31st 2010