Welcome to Sussex colleges’ Skills Development Fund project

This Department of Education funded initiative is designed to begin building the local collaborations between colleges and employers with the aim of responding to local employment needs and trends.

Colleges in Sussex are proud to have been successful in their application to the above grant funded opportunity.  Led by the Chichester College Group project application and delivery is being managed by FE Sussex, the consortia company of Sussex Colleges.  The project involves all FE Sussex member colleges.

Working collaboratively across all our member colleges we have devised five projects to address the employer training needs of tomorrow’s Green economy and the Green awareness of the next generation of students and employees.

By investing more than £7M in new learning resources, staff training, employer updating and student awareness raising we are positioning our colleges at the very forefront of developing and teaching the Green curriculum of tomorrow.

Project workstreams

Our successful response to the call linked together five individual projects (workstreams) each of which has a Greener Sussex theme.  Each workstream is led by a different college and within each workstream other Sussex colleges are collaborative delivery and support partners.

To find out more information on each of the workstreams please click the links below.

Developing carbon literacy and awareness

The aim of this project is to raise awareness of carbon literacy through the development of learning resources for the teaching of the Carbon Literacy and Sustainability qualification.

To find out more about this workstream, click the college logo below.

Electric vehicle technology

This ambitious project will establish five hybrid and electric vehicle (EV) technology training centres of excellence located in East, West and central Sussex and in Brighton and Hove.  Additionally, one centre for landbased industries’ electric powered vehicles/plant will be set up.

To find out more about this workstream, click the college logo below.

Alternative energies and hydrogen technology

The objective of this project is to devise and implement a multi-stranded curriculum for the teaching of alternative energy sources and resources.  Included in the project are electricity generation by wind, hydrogen powered heating and other alternative energy sources.

To find out more about this workstream, click the college logo below.

Green Technology for land management & food production

This project centres on transitioning land management towards the zero carbon agenda.  It includes the development of resources applicable to the agriculture, horticulture, viticulture and kelp sectors.

Major investment will be made in establishing agrifood centres to support horticultural production technology.

To find out more about this workstream, click the college logo below.

De-carbonisation academies

The outcome of this project will be the development of five centres of excellence for the teaching of de-carbonisation within the construction industries.

To support this the centres will be equipped with the latest specialist resources to enable the re-training of construction industry employees.

To find out more about this workstream, click the college logo below.

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