Resideo Collaborates with New Green Skills Academy in Manchester
Resideo is delighted to be collaborating with the new Green Skills Academy, which has now opened its doors in Trafford Park, Greater Manchester. Newly launched in January, it will help provide industry training to students and installers based in the North of England*, to help build their knowledge of the latest energy efficient and low carbon technology.
Resideo has been involved with one of the key elements of the Green Skills Academy – a full-sized, low-energy model house. The house has been designed to show how energy efficient products work in a real-world environment. It means attendees can not only see how individual low carbon products are installed but, crucially, how they operate with other elements as part of a complete, efficient heating system.
For instance, Resideo’s Honeywell Home evohome thermostat is being installed alongside a heat recovery and cooling system, to help demonstrate how to fit a full system correctly to ensure the best result.
Furthermore, the Resideo Academy will be working with the Green Skills Academy to provide industry training to students, as well as providing additional upskilling to installers. It has provided Resideo products to equip the training booths with the latest in energy-efficient heating control technology, as well as the company's latest smart products, CO and smoke alarms, and security kits.
The Resideo Academy has also sponsored and donated equipment to the Green Skills Academy classroom workshop, where attendees can get first-hand experience of thermostats, CO monitors and valves, and learn more about essential wiring and installation requirements.
Based in the former Challenge 4 Change indoor training centre in Trafford Park, the Green Skills Academy is the first of its kind in the UK. It boasts innovative technology to provide comprehensive training for those starting out in the plumbing and heating industry, and opportunities to upskill for those further along in their career. Offering a wide range of courses plus space for manufacturers, like Resideo, to host their own courses, the centre has a capacity to train up to one hundred learners per day.
The Resideo Academy will host its first training course in the new facility on 8 February 2023, where the fully booked session will cover S and Y wiring plans. Further information on Resideo Academy's heating controls wiring training courses can be found here https://academy.resideo.com/learn/course/external/view/classroom/1042/heating-controls-wiring
Darren Cooke, EMEA Training and Enablement Leader, from Resideo, commented: “There is currently a great deal of focus on the opportunities to be gained in the green skills arena. This includes not only those in the plumbing and heating sector, but also in the wider construction industry too. Practical, first-hand experience is essential to building confidence and expanding these skill sets. Therefore, by collaborating with the Green Skills Academy, we can make a real difference in providing more opportunities for installers to learn about the benefits of individual low-carbon products and how they work together.
“Through the Resideo Academy, we want to help support and train students and installers - to equip them with the skills they need now, and in the future. We hope installers, apprentices - and those with an interest in expanding their green skills - will make use of this unique learning facility.”
Roosevelt Alexander, Director of the Green Skills Academy, said: “We’re proud to collaborate with an organisation that shares our passion and commitment to training the next generation to support the transition to net zero carbon. The Green Skills Academy is on the front line of this transition, helping our workforce, individual households and communities play a key part in the fight back against climate change and we’re delighted to work with Resideo on this shared goal.”
For more information about the Resideo Academy, please visit: https://www.resideo.com/gb/en/resources/resideo-academy
For more information about the Green Skills Academy and its course opportunities, visit Green Skills Academy (gceducationandskills.ac.uk)
Resideo is a leading global provider of critical comfort, residential thermal solutions, and security solutions primarily in residential environments. Building on a 130-year heritage, Resideo has a presence in more than 150 million homes, with 15 million systems installed in homes each year. We continue to serve more than 110,000 professionals through leading distributors, including our ADI Global Distribution business, which exports to more than 100 countries from more than 200 stocking locations around the world. For more information about Resideo, please visit www.resideo.com.
The Honeywell Home trademark is used under a long-term license from Honeywell International Inc.
About the Green Skills Academy
The Green Skills Academy has been established by the Growth Company, an award-winning social enterprise which was named by RateMyApprenticeship as one of the Top 50 Training Providers in the UK in 2021, in recognition of its 30-year history of creating jobs, enabling growth, and improving lives.
There will be opportunity for those working in skilled trades across the North* including electricians, plumbers, roofers, gas engineers, construction workers, heating programmers and technicians.
The Green Skills Academy is open to apprentices, sole traders, and micro businesses through to SME and larger organisations to help future proof the workforce in these specialist areas.
* The Green Skills Academy will be taking in learners from across the North, including Greater Manchester, Lancashire, Liverpool City Region, Yorkshire and Humber.