Green training programme aims to make Wales the BEST
26 April 2013
A major new training programme led by the University's Welsh School of Architecture will allow professionals in the built environment sector to learn knowledge and skills to take them to the very forefront of sustainability expertise.
Built Environment Sustainability Training (BEST) will offer 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 EU backed programme Built Environment Sustainability Training will be officially launched by Deputy Minister for Skills and Technology, Jeff Cuthbert, at the Senedd in Cardiff Bay on May 1st.
Programme director Dr Julie Gwilliam, Welsh School of Architecture said: "We will pull together the very best training providers to deliver training which will benefit businesses, employees, the environment and the economy of Wales.
"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."
The programme is led in partnership with Asset Skills and is supported by the European Social Fund through the Welsh Government to deliver training until July 2015.
Information about the training can be found on the BEST website or by calling 02920 870 990.