Skills for a Green Economy

Green Skills to be highlighted at report launch

This October the TUC, in conjunction with Greenpeace will launch in October a new report, Green Collar Nation. Green Collar Nation looks at the skills and training needed to provide jobs that will ensure a joint transition to a low carbon economy. To mark the publication of the report a seminar is being held in Congress House on Monday October 19th...

Green Skills Partnership wins bid to support unemployed construction workers

The Green Skills Partnership (GSP) and Carshalton College have won a bid for more than £300,000 to support the reengagement of unemployed construction workers. The bid will fund a programme that aims to drive growth within the Construction sector, supporting companies to grow and take on local, suitably qualified labour – delivering social and...

Green Skills Partnership praised in European Commission report

Unionlearn's Green Skills Partnership has been recognized by the European Commission (EC) as a significant practice for greening economies. The report of EC findings on how to meet "Skills needs in greening economies" has extensive coverage of the Green Skills Partnership, including a case study. The Green Skills Partnership is praised for...

Climate Week in Dorset highlights local action

Climate Week in March has become a regular event and chance to highlight how people can work together to reduce their carbon footprint, both at work and home. Roger Bell is Environment Officer at Unisons Dorset Local Government Branch. Since starting the role late last year has wasted no time...

Learning & Skills Policy Update newsletter December 2013


This newsletter is intended to keep you abreast of policy developments in learning and skills as well as keeping you up-to-date on a range of union learning initiatives.

  • Introduction
  • Autumn Statement – learning & skills
  • Apprenticeships
  • Young people
  • Improving pathways for technicians
  • Skills for a green economy
  • Employer Ownership Pilot &...

unionsnorth January 2013


The latest news from the Northern TUC.

In this issue:

  • Apprenticeships – Increasing Apprenticeships and Reducing Youth Unemployment: A role for Trade Unions
  • Rail Unions and East Coast Trains – Giving learning a great platform at the Education Station
  • Workplace Better Health Olympics – Regional workplaces get gold for raising heart rates and...