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NTCA Green Growth Skills Call

North of Tyne Combined Authority (NTCA) has allocated an indicative amount of £2m of its Skills for Growth funding to support the development of Green Growth Skills.

NTCA are interested in innovative proposals that equip people with the skills they need to capitalise on the growing employment opportunities in the Low Carbon and Renewable Energy Economy in our region.

It is widely acknowledged that the green economy has a huge, long term potential in terms of both environmental stability and financial growth. It is equally acknowledged that seizing these opportunities will present challenges during the transition phase to the government, businesses and all in the UK. One of these challenges is ensuring there is a workforce with the right skills so that business is in the strongest position possible to take advantage of opportunities in the future.

Sectors will see a change in the profile of skills required and a significant potential to deliver new jobs, revised job roles/functions and upskilling of the existing workforce. These jobs will require a diverse range of skills and expertise to support the production and deployment of clean technologies. A skilled workforce is necessary if we are fully to realise the opportunities a green economy offers and to support green growth.

The green economy is defined as one in which value and growth are maximised across the whole economy, while natural assets are managed sustainably. Such an economy would be supported and enabled by a thriving low carbon and environmental goods and services sector. Environmental damage would be reduced, while energy security, resource efficiency and resilience to climate change would all be increased.

Skills for a Green Economy (publishing.service.gov.uk)
NTCA Strategic Skills Plan

Deadline for applications is 05/11/21

Applications and Questions should be directed to Skillsforgrowth@northoftyne-ca.gov.uk

Full details of the Call, including Application Form, are available from Skillsforgrowth@northoftyne-ca.gov.uk