Strengthening the Environment Sector (Cornwall College)
This investment will support business growth in the environmental goods and services sector in Cornwall and the Isles of Scilly by offering higher level skills training and advice to more than 200 employees and managers.
The College will use partners - Rezolve Kernow, Cornwall Development Company, Global Action Plan and Environment Kernow - to deliver the project which will include conferences, seminars and bespoke training addressing key skills gaps in the sector
The project will target those involved in businesses and organisations including those involved in life sciences, marine and coastal, food and renewable energies. It will also support businesses that are diversifying into the sector and aims to strengthen the newly formed Environmental Skills Network.
We are focusing on some of the core aspects of training within those business areas that are central to the longer term economic potential of Cornwall and the Isles of Scilly. The environmental sector in Cornwall is growing and it is very important to support that growth with the specific skills the industry needs. This investment will ensure that we strengthen our understanding of the current challenges to both our environment and the economy and help local businesses benefit from the low carbon and environmental opportunities that either currently exist or will develop in the near future. This particular project will also help to ensure that knowledge and skills keep pace with Convergence research and infrastructure investments. Mark Williams, Skills Development Director - ESF, Skills Funding Agency, South West
This is a major opportunity to provide joined up thinking both from the private, public and voluntary sectors, as the world moves towards a low carbon economy and a greater use of renewable energy and services.Justin Olosunde, Business Development Manager for Environmental Goods and Services, Cornwall College Business
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