Unemployed Fenland people get chance to take part in construction training programme

UNEMPLOYED people in Fenland will get the opportunity to learn new skills in low carbon construction as part of a new training initiative.

The SmartLIFE Low Carbon Skills for work programme is financed by the European Social Fund and offers training and support to those who are unemployed across Fenland, King’s Lynn and West Norfolk.

Participants gain the skills and knowledge in low carbon construction in order to prepare them for jobs in this new and emerging sector.

SmartLIFE are offering a range of training programmes, which will take place at Cambridge Regional College and the College of West Anglia.

David Arkell, director of SmartLIFE, said: “This is another example of a partnership coming together to provide valuable training for those who most need it.

“With financial support from the European Social Fund we have been able to design courses specifically targeted at the unemployed in our region. SmartLIFE training is fast being regarded as a leader in education within the low carbon arena.”

Courses are available for those who have previously worked in the building and construction sector as well as courses for those who have no previous experience but would like to try a new career.

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The programme brings together partners from Cambridgeshire County Council, Cambridge Regional College, The College of West Anglia, Fenland District Council and the Borough Council of King’s Lynn and West Norfolk.