7 November 2022

Green Careers Week 2022

Simon Reeve opened the ESC Training Hub

East Sussex College is supporting National Careers’ Green Careers Week (7-11 Nov) in 2022. The College remains focused on achieving net zero targets and green career pathways for those in the local community and beyond.

Green Careers Week is a great opportunity to promote career opportunities for those who want to work in an industry that directly tackles climate change.

As part of the College’s green initiative, last month ESC launched its brand-new green Training Hub in partnership with OHM Energy at Hampden Retail Park in Eastbourne. The College was selected to establish one of five new decarbonisation academies across Sussex to support the development of skills in retrofitting and green energy installation.

The centre supports local authorities, construction employers, homeowners and businesses to improve insulation and install green energy products in commercial properties and housing - in turn, enhancing green career pathway opportunities.

Speaking at the Training Hub launch, Rebecca Conroy, CEO and Principal at East Sussex College, said, “This centre is the fruits of an enormous amount of partnership work. You’ll see what that partnership has delivered for us, this massive opportunity to build the skills that the community really needs in a niche area. It’s a really exciting time.”

Simon Reeve, journalist and documentary filmmaker, who also attended the Training Hub launch, said, “As a country, we’ve got to grasp the opportunities of the green industrial revolution now. We’ve got to innovate, develop, and that means we all need to rise to the challenge. Including our colleges and counties. Just as is being done here at ESC Training Hub. You are showing the rest of the country the way, and that’s why this green energy Training Hub is so important. It’s why I am so happy and honoured to be here. The Training Hub is a brilliant and timely idea, something we need more of.”

If you’re interested in working in the industry, then please visit the ESC Training Hub website to discover a wide-range of brand-new courses available.

East Sussex College is also committed to becoming carbon zero by 2030 after securing Salix grant funds from the Public Sector Decarbonisation Scheme to deliver energy saving projects. For more information on East Sussex College’s decarbonisation work, please visit: www.escg.ac.uk/blog/college-carbon-zero-project-gets-underway.