West Yorkshire Consortium of Colleges

7 February 2023

The Green Skills Service opens up for business with breakfast event this February

The West Yorkshire Consortium of Colleges launched The Green Skills Service to an audience of associates in December, at The Yorkshire Sculpture Park.

Presenters from WYCC briefed an audience of key stakeholders on the new service that offers courses, events, inspiration and resources to help businesses become more sustainable.

Using funding from the Department for Education's Strategic Development Fund, the consortium has been managing investment in retrofit and electric vehicle training equipment and training for college staff in the technical skills needed to train others. The funding has also enabled the launch of The Green Skills Service, through collaboration and support from the colleges to offer businesses a range of existing green skills courses while developing more courses as feedback from businesses is fed in.

Meanwhile the colleges themselves are reviewing their own position and taking action as part of the global Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs), where a process of cascade training and updating practices and policies within the colleges push them towards becoming more sustainable, against the 17 goals set out by the UN.

Now, the West Yorkshire Consortium of Colleges is inviting businesses to attend its breakfast briefing to find out how the consortium and the colleges can help them to become more sustainable through The Green Skills Service.

Taking place on Friday 24 February, at the newly refurbished Hub 26.2, Lawrence House, Riverside Drive, Cleckheaton, BD19 4DH - book your place and join us to find out what's available for your business, while letting the WYCC know what other support would be useful.

See what our stakeholders thought of The Green Skills Service as we launched in December:


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