Green training programme launches in Wales
20 May 2013
Built Environment Sustainability Training (BEST) aims to put Wales at the forefront of sustainability expertise by offering flexible, subsidised training to develop knowledge and skills in the latest sustainability practices - particularly in construction, energy, waste, and water.
Courses will be offered to people who live or work in one of Wales' Convergence areas, from autumn 2013.
The programme's North Wales launch will take place at Venue Cymru in Llandudno on Thursday May 23rd at 5pm and will include information for employers, individuals and potential training providers.
"We will pull together the very best training providers to deliver training which will benefit businesses, employees, the environment and the economy of Wales," said programme director, Dr Julie Gwilliam, of the Welsh School of Architecture at Cardiff University.
"Training will be for people such as energy assessors and advisors, architects, planners, engineers, maintenance teams, surveyors, site supervisors and many other related roles. We're especially keen to involve women and people aged over 50 working across different areas of the built environment."
It is supported by the European Social Fund, through the Welsh Government to deliver training until July 2015.
"Although the BEST programme will end in 2015, we are determined to leave a valuable legacy," added Dr Gwilliam. "We will work with key stakeholders with responsibilities for the skills of the energy, waste, water and built environment sectors to create a 10-year strategy and training delivery roadmap. This will better equip businesses, employees and training providers in Wales through the courses which we will be coordinating."
A few places may still be available for the event – attendance is free. Visit the website or or phone 029 2087 0990 for information.