Thousands of local people learn skills to start new careers in green technology

Thousands of residents and businesses will benefit from new green skills and qualifications – thanks to funding from the West Midlands Combined Authority (WMCA).

Achieving the ambition to be carbon neutral by 2041 is a huge challenge, and the WMCA is using its £130m adult education budget to make sure local people have the skills needed to benefit from the green industrial revolution.

The WMCA has just announced funding to extend green skills courses to Birmingham colleges, for both local unemployed people and those with jobs who are seeking to upskill.

Andy Street, the Mayor of the West Midlands, said:

“As the home of Britain’s Green Industrial Revolution, the West Midlands is set to create tens of thousands of jobs in the coming years as we work towards our #WM2041 plan to tackle the climate emergency. More than 21,000 jobs could be created in new green industries across all our economic sectors in our region over the next five years, and 92,000 by 2041″.

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