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Why your business should invest in green skills

Details: Written by Eleanor Lodge |

Last week we celebrated World Earth Day at The Skills Network, raising awareness of the need to protect the environment, restore damaged ecosystems and live a more sustainable life.

The WHO (World Health Organisation) says the climate crisis is the single biggest health threat facing humanity, calling for greater understanding of green skills to give people the tools to protect their environment.

Now, with our recent Skills Gap Trend Report revealing a 142% increase in demand for green skills within job postings, alongside a recent government report which predicted 694,000 green jobs will exist across England by 2030, green skills training offers increasing benefits to the employer and society.

Here at The Skills Network, we are proud to continue to develop ourselves to support educators and businesses enhance their skills in this area, offering a provision that provides practical knowledge and skills development in sustainable living.

To support the movement towards a greener world, we have introduced an innovative end-to-end learning solution incorporating the UN’s 17 Sustainable Development goals.

Our provision covers key areas of knowledge, from how to control global warming through to efficient energy management, to meet the demands of sustainability training on a national scale and access those operating in industries outside of the “green sector”.

All people should feel empowered and actively involved in becoming sustainability champions, and the key in the process is to provide the recourses to encourage skills development.

Contributing to the ecosystem now preserves natural resources for generations ahead. Investing in green skills training is beneficial not only to business, but for society as a whole and the overall goal towards zero emissions in the long term.

Find out more about our Sustainability qualification here and become a sustainability champion today.