We are seeing increased investment in renewable energy, low carbon technologies and environmental management and this is leading to very practical jobs in areas such as improving the energy efficiency of homes and businesses and recycling waste.
We encourage our clients to consider how their skills might relate to this emerging industry. Consistent with our aim to build vibrant communities, our focus for the future is firmly set on building the capabilities of our clients to take on green jobs and, in turn, to have a positive impact on the sustainability of their local community. We support strategies for closing the skills gap to ensure people can secure decent work in green jobs. We are keen to be involved in constructive dialogue about creating and funding green jobs.
Our vision is to extend our experience to develop small, replicable, and sustainable green enterprises that meet an identified social or community need. These enterprises will employ people, provide them with new skills, enable them to learn work behaviour and leadership skills, and provide opportunity for progression or ownership.