It’s Green for go as CNWL and Council take on eco challenge

The College of North West London (CNWL) is proud to partner with Brent Council to provide innovative courses that focus on tackling climate change in the capital – as a new Green Skills Centre was launched this month.

Brent Council and CNWL have collaborated as they strive to help educate those students whose core aim is tackling climate collapse. This is one part of Brent’s commitment to become carbon neutral by 2030.

Courses at the college include installation of electric car power points as well as energy efficient heating systems for homes.

The exciting and forward-thinking Green Skills hub will enable educators, employers, and other organisations to work in partnership to develop a programme that promotes employability, learning, and skills.

The transition away from carbon to full sustainability by 2050 is essential for the future of society. The collective responsibility is now understood and can be seen in how momentum has been gaining traction across the globe. It is recognised that training providers, employers and learners all have a role to play. The skills system is already changing as a result.

Councillor Eleanor Southwood, cabinet member for jobs, economy and citizen experience, said: “These courses are a major step in offering the next generation an opportunity to help save the planet.

“This is not only vital so that we can reduce the impact we have on the earth, but it is also a sector that continues to grow – offering huge opportunities to students for their careers.

“I am so proud of the council’s partnership with the College of North West London on this and would encourage anyone who is interested in a new career to take a look at their website for more information.”

Group Principal & CEO Stephen Davis added: “This partnership fits perfectly with our ethos of education and innovation.

“We recognise that many people are striving for a greener, cleaner, more sustainable lifestyle. So being able to help them create a better future for everyone is an exciting venture."