Proskills wins funding for low-carbon skills
Featured in07 October 2010 - 15:54
PROSKILLS UK, the Sector Skills Council for the process and manufacturing sector, which includes extractives, has been successful in securing £3.47 million in low-carbon skills funding for its industries. The organization had to go through a rigorous process to obtain the funding, which has been awarded as part of the Joint Investment Programme (JIP). Around 140 employers involving over 3,500 learners are expected to be engaged in the low-carbon skills programme.
Proskills chief executive Terry Watts said: ‘We are delighted to be able to win substantial funding for training in such a strategically important area. I am really pleased by the response of employers to JIP and the large number of companies and learners, together with the financial and resource commitments, shows how seriously businesses in our sector take skills and how they will respond to a sector-driven initiative.’
Proskills will deliver training and qualifications in the low-carbon agenda to over 3,500 students over a 10-month period. To address this major challenge, the organization is establishing close partnerships with 16 training providers throughout England that are accredited by the Proskills Academy.
The Sector Skills Council will work closely with the training firms and employers to ensure that the appropriate services are provided within the agreed timescales.
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