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New College Courses Drive Sustainable Workplace Practices

People in Cornwall and the Isles of Scilly now have the chance to boost their skills and learn more sustainable workplace methods through a new £2 million project dedicated to drive green practices.

The Cornwall College Group (TCCG) is leading ‘The Future is Green’ project in collaboration with Truro and Penwith College, Cornwall Marine Network, University of Exeter, University of Plymouth, Falmouth University, Focus Training (SW) Ltd, Urban Biodiversity CIC and Celtic Sea Power.

The project aims to help both unemployed and employed individuals over the age of 16, living in Cornwall and the Isles of Scilly, to train, re-skill, or upskill for green careers in the following sectors:

Clean energy and power; wind and solar, visitor economy; green tourism and sustainable food supply, agri-food and natural resources; decarbonising agriculture and nature restoration, construction; retrofitting, heat pumps and hydrogen boilers.

Additionally, support is available to high-carbon sector businesses in Cornwall and the Isles of Scilly to develop more sustainable methods through staff retraining and skills development.

“This project is a ground-breaking initiative aimed at empowering our community with the skills needed for a sustainable future,” said Lisa Pill, head of projects and partnerships at TCCG.

“By providing training in key green sectors, we are helping to create a workforce capable of driving environmental change and supporting the local economy,” added Lisa.  

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