Business Manager Achieves NEBOSH Environmental Award04 February 2011
The Oldham College Construction and Engineering Business Manager, Allan Milne, has successfully achieved the NEBOSH National Certificate in Environmental Management.
The College is extremely committed to the low carbon & green agenda and are currently investing significant resource into developing provision that will support individuals and businesses to achieve the required skills and knowledge in a wide range of 'green' vocations.
A major part of this development work is ensuring that staff within the College have the knowledge, skills and experience required to deliver training provision and support functions in this huge growth sector.
Allan, who's role involves close interaction with the business community, was asked to undertake the NEBOSH Certificate to support this development and begin the process of shaping expertise in this area. The programme of study afforded Allan and the College a wide range of environmental knowledge that will be used to develop provision within The Oldham College.
Importantly this was the first of several activities that staff from the College will undertake to develop knowledge in this sector. In the coming months staff from both the plumbing and electrical teams will be spending time on site working with local firms on renewable technology installations.
Further to this Allan Milne and Curriculum Manager for Plumbing & Gas, Tony Ganner, together with colleagues from GroundTherm a local, specialist ground source heat pump company, are visiting France Geothermie, one of the leading European manufacturers of ground and air source heat pumps. The trip to Grenoble in the south east of France will include time spent in their specialist training facilities and also tours of the manufacturing plants to gain a better understanding of the technologies.
Andrew Dearing, Assistant Director for Construction and Engineering at The Oldham College commented, "this is a huge area of opportunity, not only for the College, but for the people and businesses with which we work. The green agenda is here to stay, and is all ready impacting hugely on all areas of construction".
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