AN EXCITING NEW PARTNERSHIP between Group Horizon Ltd and ROCKWOOL Refurbishment and Regeneration has been established to provide the Construction sector with a tailored training solution for the energy efficiency market.
Sustainable insulation experts ROCKWOOL have partnered with Group Horizon to provide a unique new learning approach for low carbon technologies, building treatments and renewable energy.
Through the partnership, nationwide Technical Training Academies supported by both companies will offer courses supporting market leading ROCKWOOL’s established products and systems in addition to Group Horizon’s range of programmes including Green Deal compatible courses.
As a national training provider Group Horizon specialise in up-skilling and retraining within the UK to fill the skills gap within the sector, especially with the tough 2020 target deadline drawing ever closer and the opportunities of Green Deal and ECO projects across the country.
With a common belief in investing in people to benefit the employment market, both ROCKWOOL Refurbishment and Regeneration, and Group Horizon hold quality at the heart of everything they do. All programmes are accredited to industry standard and provide ‘hands-on’ experience with ROCKWOOL’s internationally renowned smart and sustainable insulation products.
In addition to providing advanced technical training, a key focus of the collaboration is the common goal to grow and develop schemes aimed at supporting ‘Local Jobs for Local People ’providing out of work individuals within local communities with key skills required to gain employment.
MD, Peter Behan of Group Horizon commented “This agreement with ROCKWOOL and ourselves is very significant and will help us to meet the growing demands and developments within an ever evolving industry. We are delighted with the partnership and are impressed with ROCKWOOL’s approach to supporting local communities. We will continue work closely to provide innovative solutions to both local and national challenges”.
Andy Corless, Director of Refurbishment and Regeneration at ROCKWOOL added, “Our partnership with Group Horizon represents an important step for the way ROCKWOOL works. Regenerating communities doesn’t start and end with improving the built environment. Communities are about buildings and the people who live and work in them. We are passionate about engaging residents and our work with Group Horizon will enable some of those who might be struggling in a difficult economy to develop new skills and, we hope, to find skilled work. “We are looking forward to the development of this new partnership, alongside our support for social housing clients to deliver their neighbourhood renewal plans, in the months and years ahead.”