Upskilling our construction sector workforce with retrofitting skills will be part of our just transition to create a circular economy and a fairer, sustainable future, the government has committed to this.
Retrofitting will help us reach the 2030 and 2050 climate reduction targets. It also gives us the chance to create secure jobs in the construction sector for years to come. Not only that, but retrofitting houses will lift people out of fuel poverty - Protecting the nation’s most vulnerable.
I asked the Minister for Higher Education and Research, Simon Harris the following question:
Has capacity for upskilling been assessed and when will these skills programs be initiated, also is the revised funding in place, relative to the promised legislation in the Program for Government?