The Greener Jobs Alliance has been launched to promote skills training and job creation to meet the needs of Britain’s rapidly growing low carbon sectors and to green the whole economy.
The transition to a low carbon and resource efficient economy can drive sustainable economic recovery and job creation in every part of the country as well as making existing jobs more secure. But this requires a more strategic national and local approach to deliver the workforce skills needed and to stimulate demand for clean energy and energy efficiency services.
The Greener Jobs Alliance will liaise at a national and local level to build the broadest possible support for the policies, investment, partnerships and commitments needed to drive the transition to a low carbon economy.
Why The Greener Jobs Alliance?
Employers will not ‘green’ their operations without clear national policy and incentives.
The workforce will no be interested in training for low carbon skills unless they can see its relevance for job security.
Education providers will not support the development of new training programmes unless they can see a local demand for the courses offered.
Households and businesses will not be able to introduce low carbon options if there is a lack of local companies with skilled staff capable of doing the work.
The Greener Jobs Alliance will liaise with training bodies, colleges, universities, employers, local and national government, trade unions, housing associations, campaign and community groups – to build the policies, investment and partnerships needed to drive the transition to a low carbon economy.
The GJA came into existence as a result of funding from Battersea and Wandsworth TUC.
This support has continued for 2017-2018. Our funds are supplemented by money raised by the GJA server teams for the Workers Beer Company at music festivals in the UK. The WBC is owned by BWTUC and you can find out more information here