Cheshire College hosts Pathway to Sustainability breakfast event

Cheshire College – South & West hosted a business breakfast event at their Ellesmere Port Campus to discuss Cheshire’s pathway to Net Zero with businesses based across the Cheshire region.  

The College welcomed businesses such as Equans, ESSAR Oil, Greif UK Ltd, Redrow and Genfit to their award-winning Academy West Restaurant to enjoy breakfast, hear from key speakers about their approach to Net Zero and learn more about what the College is doing to support the community in its Pathway to Sustainability through offerings such as green skills and higher technical qualifications for business’ workforce. 

Whilst on campus, guests explored Cheshire College’s Mobile Digital Hub and found out more about Project 4.0; a five-year project that will support businesses and learners by providing specialist technical equipment and alternative digital platforms and software – all of which will develop the future of digital and upskill existing workforces.  

Assistant Principal, Mark Parsons, spoke about the sustainable journey Cheshire College has embarked on, commenting: It’s important to us that we create a sustainable curriculum for our learners and the community they’ll progress onto in their career. It was really valuable to share more about this during our breakfast event, highlight the exciting projects we’re working on and all that’s to come; including our Passive House Build project set to begin in September 2022, which will not only reduce energy bills but also carbon footprint.” 

The event saw guest speaker, Lee Wright, from ENCIRC, discuss the importance of being socially and environmentally conscious in the current climate and what ENCIRC are doing on their pathway to Net Zero. He said: “The event was a great way to discuss the Pathway to Sustainability, network with other employers, and learn about what Cheshire College are offering in terms of qualifications, skills and seeing young people entering the industry from T Levels, work experience and Apprenticeships.” 

Pat Jackson from Cheshire & Warrington Local Enterprise Partnership attended the event and was impressed with the support available, adding: “It’s been a really fantastic event. It’s great to take the time to reflect on the steps we should be taking on the Pathway to Sustainability. I’ve certainly come away more informed and with ideas for further action.”  

Cheshire College looks forward to hosting further employer events in the future and championing the Pathway to Sustainability. If you’d like to attend in the future, please express your interest by emailing marketing@ccsw.ac.uk.