Want to raise the roof?
'Timber Frame Raising with Roof Joinery' and
'DIY Solar Water Heating' are just two of the
many innovative training courses on offer from Cornwall Sustainable
Cornwall Sustainable Building Trust is forging ahead with
its Building Sustainably in Cornwall Project which offers
training and advice on sustainable building across the region.
A number of innovative courses are now on offer based around
four local centres as part of this project. These centres
will each enable traditional and sustainable building skills
and training opportunities to be available to individuals
from even the more isolated parts of Cornwall – skills
which are in real danger of being lost at present.
The centres will be based in the north, south, east and
west of Cornwall, and the training offered will be demand
led by local area needs, with training being taken to local
people. The project is a partnership with other organisations
currently working in the four areas identified including Tamar
Valley AONB in the east, Rezolve in the north, The British
Trust for Conservation Volunteers (BTCV) and Camborne-Pool-Redruth
Urban Regeneration Company (C.P.R. URC) in the west and a
number of ecological enterprises in the south towards the
Courses on offer in the four areas include Timber Frame
Raising with Roof Joinery on 25th and 26th February, DIY Solar
Water Heating, Site Waste Management, Willow Structures, Introduction
to Photovoltaics, Sustainable Interior Decorative Effects,
Wood and Livelihoods (exploring the value of local woodlands).
Employees and individuals are welcome from any background
or level of experience and courses will be offered within
approximately a 25 mile radius of each area of Cornwall.
For further details of these and other sustainable building
courses, or to book a place on any of CSBT's courses,
see the CSBT website www.csbt.org.uk,
phone CSBT on 01726 68654 , or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
There is also a CSBT newsletter containing course information,
news and updates on the Trust's activities, if you would
like a copy please email email@example.com
or call 01726 68654.
Comments from trainees on previous CSBT courses indicate
that enjoyment and education can go together; "A great
day – many thanks to all involved", "I very
much enjoyed my day. Very informative and interesting",
"I learnt much about all aspects of this job",
"Relaxed, informative atmosphere".
As part of this project, CSBT also offers support to small
and medium sized businesses in the local area, helping them
to understand and respond to the expanding traditional and
sustainable construction market and assisting them to develop
market potential in the fast growing traditional and sustainable
building sector. CSBT aims to assist any small or medium business
interested in specialising in the Traditional or Sustainable
Building Sector, by analysing their company training needs
and either providing training for them or where appropriate
sign posting to other providers. For further information on
this or to request a company analysis and training needs assessment
please contact Alistair Willshaw on 01209 718338.
For further information contact Paul Bright on 01726 68654
or email: firstname.lastname@example.org.
The Objective One Programme for Cornwall and the
Isles of Scilly has invested in Cornwall Sustainable Building
Trust through the STAKES (Skills Training Across Key Emerging
Sectors) project which has investment from the European Social
Cornwall Sustainable Building Trust is a registered charity
whose aim is to achieve a state where all parties are building
towards the common aim of sustainability. The Trust has European
Social Funding (ESF) from Cornwall's Objective One Partnership
and the Learning and Skills Council (LSC) via a project called
STAKES (Skills Training Across Key Emerging Sectors) to deliver
Traditional and Sustainable skills training.
CSBT has also been successful in gaining further funding from
Defra's Environmental Action Fund for a project called
Building Sustainably in Cornwall (BSC); this has matched funding
form ESF via the LSC. The BSC Project is aimed at capturing
locally distinctive building characteristics and stimulating
local supply chains.
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