The Alliance of Sector Skills Councils

News archive for Jun 2011

SummitSkills takes employers’ views to heart of Government microgeneration strategy
27 Jun 2011

The views of employers in the building services engineering sector will help to shape the future of environmental technologies, after SummitSkills played a key role in the Department for the Environment and Climate Change’s newly-launched Microgeneration Strategy for England.

Midlands region pick their winners
24 Jun 2011

Enthusiastic young plumbers and electricians have been demonstrating their skills at the SkillPLUMB and SkillELECTRIC heats 15 – 16 June, held at Walsall College, Walsall. The participants took part in a series of practical tests, reflecting their day-to-day work.

Candidates stay fresh at the SkillFRIDGE UK wide semi-finals
24 Jun 2011

Dedicated young refrigeration engineers recently competed at the SkillFRIDGE semi-finals competition at Walsall College where entrants’ performance was assessed based on a series of challenging practical tests reflecting their day-to-day work.

Annual review 2010-11 now published
16 Jun 2011

The Annual Review 2010-11 has now been published, showing what SummitSkills together with employers and our stakeholder partners achieved for the building services engineering sector last year.

Green Deal Code
06 Jun 2011

Government’s Green Deal Code will help tackle unqualified installers, say employers’ organisations.

Tommy heats interest
03 Jun 2011

Tommy Walsh looks on as participants in the south of England SkillELECTRIC and SkillPLUMB competitions compete for a place in the UK finals.

From plumbing apprentice to lunch with Prince Philip
01 Jun 2011

Great careers start with apprenticeships in the building services engineering sector, as SummitSkills Board member Chris Northey showed when he was recently presented with the Prince Philip Medal at Buckingham Palace.

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