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Opportunity For Free Training For Businesses In Renewable Energy

Published: 20th October 2011 10:04

Free training in renewable energy on offer

Free training in renewable energy to be offered to Warwickshire businesses.

A new programme is offering training for businesses in renewable energy so that they can tap into a growing market.

Warwickshire County Council, in partnership with Coventry, Staffordshire, Stoke on Trent, Telford and Wrekin, Worcestershire and lead partner Shropshire are jointly supporting the funding of this unique training programme, together with support from the European Social Fund.

The training is open to all small to medium-sized businesses, sole traders and start up businesses in Warwickshire, Coventry and the other participating council areas. There are a limited number of free places available in renewable energy technologies such as solar photovoltaic, solar thermal, heat pumps and biomass to plumbers, heating engineers and building services companies.

A business can apply for a member of staff to attend a non-accredited or related training course including the Quality Management Systems training, and a renewable technology training session.

The programme has been tailored to support the take up and attainment of the Microgeneration Certification Scheme, enabling local businesses to benefit from the growing renewable energy market.

Cllr Alan Cockburn, Warwickshire County Council's Portfolio Holder for Economic Development and Coventry and Warwickshire Local Enterprise Partnership board member, said: "One of the top priorities of the Coventry and Warwickshire LEP is to support the growth of the environmental technologies sector by ensuring that we have the local skills needed.

"This training programme presents an opportunity for businesses to extend their skills base, and offers them the potential of new business within this key sector."

To find out more, contact the Energy Training Hub on 0800 027 7420

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