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Retrofit Skills Launch Event

Retrofit Skills Launch Event

Date: 29 May 2024

In celebration of East Surrey College receiving funding from Surrey County Council to support Tradespeople and Construction professionals with Free Green Skills training, along with other Surrey colleges/training providers, we hosted a launch event at Reigate Manor to bring businesses together.

It was great to welcome local businesses, and employers to come together and hear more about the free green skills training we have on offer, as well as provide a hub to discuss and network within the industry.

Across the event we shared insights from sector professionals including MIT Skills, Nescot, Elite Access, Raven Renewables, CITB, Steve Willis Training, Activate Training and Activate Learning on the business opportunities this provided by the increasing demand for retrofit and green construction.

We also heard from Terry Downham from East Surrey College and Luke McCarthy from Surrey County Council about the courses on offer in collaboration with Steve Willis Training and the opportunities these courses will offer to employees and businesses.

Terry Downham, Senior Businesses Account Manager with Employer Services said, “It was good to see so many colleges, training providers and businesses at the event, sharing their perspectives on the technical knowledge and vocational skills needed to meet Surreys target to retrofit homes and buildings. The free training will provide the skills required to upskill the construction sector and provide new business opportunities.”

This was a fantastic opportunity for local businesses, training providers and employers to come together as well to discuss more about the Green Skills initiative and provide them with a hub for networking in between talks.

To learn more about our Retrofit Skill courses or to sign up for the free training, visit our website today.

Address: East Surrey College, Gatton Point, London Road, Redhill, Surrey RH1 2JX

Main Switchboard: 01737 772611 / Client Services: 01737 788444 / Email:

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