WorldSkills UK CEO Dr Neil Bentley-Gockmann OBE said: “The Government’s Net Zero Strategy rightly recognises that its ambitious plans to level up the country, create new green jobs and put the UK at the forefront of growing global markets in green technologies rely on having a sufficiently skilled workforce.
“Having employers and educators working together to identify and develop the skills needed to support action on climate change and deliver the jobs of the future is critical to delivering net zero. That’s why WorldSkills UK is not only discussing a new competitions programme in renewable energy to help develop the high-quality skills needed in this vital sector of our economy, but also exploring with our partners how to embed green principles, such as energy and resource efficiency, across our training programmes in sectors like construction and automotive.
Securing inward foreign investment is vital to help create new green jobs, and cementing our position as a leader in green tech can only happen if the UK adds world-class green skills to its international calling card.
“Our Skills Taskforce for Global Britain is going to help set a new level of ambition and create the case for the UK as a world-leading skills economy to help land that much-needed international investment.”