Environmental Technologies LMI
Is the first of a set of three reports analysing trends in the sector’s engagement with renewables and the potential impact of these trends on training demands across the UK.
SummitSkills interviewed approximately 2000 companies in 2008 and then again in 2009, and identified a number of key findings.
Given the level of interest indicated by the companies interviewed, an estimate of potential training needs reveals there is a significant amount that still needs to be done to up-skill the BSE sector to meet potential short-term demand, which in economic modelling terms is two years.
Potential Training Demand in Environmental Technologies in Building Services Engineering: Indicative Training Needs Analysis Using a Scenario-Based Approach is the second report analysing trends in the sector’s engagement with renewables.
Using two scenarios; one based on the concept of a mass-trained workforce, i.e. a nominal 100% of the sector being trained in the technologies appropriate to their core competencies, and the other a pro-rata analysis of scenario one, where 25-60% of the sector are trained depending on the environmental technology under consideration, the report identifies the potential impact of these trends on training demands in the UK up to 2020.
Summarising the training figures for twelve environmental technologies in the English regions and devolved nations of the UK, the report estimates the number of awareness training places which would be required to promote careers in the sector. In addition, consideration is given to programmes and events in each region and devolved nation that could trigger a sudden demand for environmental technologies. The report will be subject to future updates as Treasury forecasts become available.
Potential Training Demand in Environmental Technologies in Building Services Engineering: Demand and Supply Side Gap Analysis is the third in this series of three reports, this time looking at the issues surrounding the supply of environmental technologies training for the BSE sector in the UK.
Two hundred and eight training providers – including private, further education, and providers within large employer organisations – were surveyed about the environmental technology courses they supply to the BSE sector. Based on their answers and in combination with potential demand data from previous reports in this series, the potential oversupply and undersupply of training provision was forecast in the English regions and devolved nations until 2020.
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