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ESN update with ESN movie

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  • Short movie clip introducing ReZolve and Environmental Skills Network
  • Currently the main focus of our support is on providing funding for training
    Encourage companies to look overall training needs rather than in isolation – maximises funding opportunity - Understand and respond to current business needs – funded short courses through CCB and Truro-Penwith Colleges
    Collaboration may include sharing skills and knowledge – making up learner numbers to make training costs viable
    Website includes members directory, members links, messaging, case studies and current offerings
  • Plumbers-Solar Heating / Electricians – Photovoltaics / Both or others – Air source and ground source heating / Plasterers and bricklayers / Lime rendering, cavity insulation / Painters - natural and low VOC/VOC free paints.
    Example – Funded trainers to deliver specifically required training on site to groups of learners rather than sending individuals out of the county
    Examples - Cornwall College, Truro-Penwith College, SWAAT, Trade Services, Cornwall Sustainable Building Trust
    Non environmental - “Safe and Fuel Efficient Driving course” delivered to taxi drivers transport sector

  • Plumbers learning new skills to be able to offer complete installations and commissioning of renewable energy systems.
    Many of our plumbers are now providing energy efficiency advice and services.
  • Plumbers learning new skills to be able to offer complete installations and commissioning of renewable energy systems.
    Many of our plumbers are now providing energy efficiency advice and services.
  • Includes our Plumbers-Solar Heating / Electricians – Photovoltaics / Both or others – Air source and ground source heating / Sustainable building projects require sustainable building skills
    Sustainable Architecture seeks to minimize the negative environmental impact of buildings by enhancing efficiency and moderation in the use of materials, energy, and development space.
    We are also seeing plumbers, electricians, builders moving into energy efficiency services – Energy Assessors, energy saving consultants etc
    Also providing “Additionality” through T2G e.g. Customer Service/Renewable Energy
    Non environmental - “Safe and Fuel Efficient Driving course” delivered to taxi drivers transport sector
  • Transcript

    • 1. Environmental Skills Network October 2010 www.environmentalskills.or.uk
    • 2. ESN at Work
    • 3. Overview Not-for-profit sector body supporting Environmental Sector businesses in Cornwall. Set up by ReZolve Kernow and Community Energy Plus on behalf of Environment Kernow. Currently delivering services as a partner in the Key Sectors Project in Cornwall. Provide advice, support and training to individuals or business in the Environmental Sector.  Help to find, access and fund relevant training. Facilitate collaboration between learners and businesses.
    • 4. Key Changes & Advances Developed scope of our provision Delivering learners to the Strengthening the Environment(SES) project Working with SummitSkills to develop new RE qualifications Successful partnership working with Business Link, Cornwall College Business (CCB) and Summit Skills Reached the point of recognition – Have become a first point of contact for businesses and learners Referrals from Business Link and colleges ESN now has the significant network/client base
    • 5. What have we done Facilitated holistic training packages combining accredited qualifications with specialist training in renewable energy technologies. Maximised funding and training opportunities for learners and organisations. Facilitated essential bespoke training to be delivered on site to local companies. Built on the effective working partnerships with colleges and independent training providers to deliver funded training across the county. Supported the requirement brought about by the Carbon Reduction Commitment and delivered funded environmental training across the business sectors.
    • 6. Example RE Learning ESN learners working on the new Solar PV rig at SWAAT
    • 7. Example RE Learning Solar Domestic and Unvented Hot Water as part of NVQ Plumbing ESN learners working on a flat solar panel - left and an evacuated solar panel - right
    • 8. Achievements to Date Membership of 180 companies. 450 learners being supported for training. 240 funded trade and business short courses delivered. 179 in sector NVQs. 54 taking SfL qualifications as part of an overall training plan. Developed vital sector relevant trade training packages. All of this funded in part or full by ESN
    • 9. ESN is facilitating the formalisation of existing trade skills through NVQ qualification and matching them to the appropriate renewable energy technology / environmental technology training. Building the sector through integration of traditional skills with appropriate environmental skills. Helping cross sector organisations manage the transition into the greener working and trading environment. Looking to the future through events such as Skills Cornwall, the Environmental Technologies and Green Careers day at SWAAT on 27th May and ESN’s major event the ‘Bright Green’ was held at Tremough on 30th June. Summary
    • 10. www.environmentalskills.org.uk Thank You