Welcome from the host
Welcome from the headline sponsor, West Yorkshire Consortium of Colleges
This session will discuss green skills system in the North, and signals the role that businesses, communities and individuals across the North will play in achieving this. This session will look into more detail on the challenges we face and how we can overcome and achieve our net zero target by 2050.
Ensuring the supply of a skilled workforce to deliver the transition to net zero and support a thriving net zero economy in future will need to be a whole system effort, involving work based learning, further and higher education and research and innovation. It will require action from national agencies, colleges and universities, private and third sector skills providers and employer and professional bodies. This session will explore everything from recruitment to education to skills gateways to help support the green talent pipeline.
Coffee, tea and networking.
In conversation with the Regional youth climate assembly
In this session experts from RE: geon will showcase how they are closing the green skills and the unemployment gap in the North East.
This session will focus on the importance of links between education and industry for green skills opportunities that will ultimately contribute to a green recovery in the North. The session will explore some of the current connections and how others can contribute and help the workforce of the future.
Lunch and networking.
Sustainable infrastructure will be a lynchpin in the UK hitting its 2050 net zero targets, vital at every stage of the supply chain and getting us to where we need to go. Delegates can hear more on latest developments including electric, retrofitting and advances in technology.
5 minute comfort break
The transition to net zero will require significant action from industry, individuals and wider society to upskill and reskill. Some jobs will require specific upskilling or retraining to move to sustainable, green jobs while all jobs will require higher levels of environmental awareness as well as adjustments to reduce emissions, recycle waste materials, and sustainably source products.
Conference close with networking, tea and coffee