New skills training for unemployed

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UNEMPLOYED plumbers, heating engineers and electricians are being given the chance to learn ‘green’ skills and get back into work.

Funded training is being delivered by the National Skills Academy for Environmental Technologies and Jobcentre Plus.

The Supporting the Unemployed into Employment Programme covers renewable and energy-saving technologies, such as solar photovoltaics, solar thermal hot water, heat pump or rainwater and greywater reuse systems.

These systems have become increasingly popular thanks to Government schemes.

Cathryn Hickey, executive director for the National Skills Academy, said: “We are really pleased to be working in partnership with Jobcentre Plus to deliver this programme, helping the region’s unemployed get back into work by providing services that are increasingly in demand as ‘going green’ becomes a reality for more people.”

Contact Jobcentre Plus in Charlecote Road, Worthing, telephone 0845 6043719, for more information.