Green-tech is a BALI Chalk Fund Gold Champion
Green-tech is once again showing its support for the industry by becoming an ultimate supporter for training and development in the landscape sector.
The BALI Chalk Fund, the British Association of Landscape Industries’ own charity, has recently launched an exciting new initiative called Chalk Fund Champions; to help combat the industry skills gap.
Leading supplier to the landscaping industry, Green-tech is one of the first businesses to show their dedication and commitment to helping the future needs of the industry. They have opted to support with the top-level Gold Champion.
Richard Gill Sales Director Green-tech comments, “This is an incredibly forward-thinking approach by the BALI Chalk Fund and provides a great opportunity for industry to put back and contribute towards improving our future workforce. At Green-tech we are staunch advocators of encouraging and nurturing the talents of the future generation, so this is a scheme we are proud and eager to get behind.”
Chalk Fund Trustee Richard Gardiner adds “Green-tech have always been so supportive of our work and it was therefore no surprise that they have decided to become one of the first Gold - BALI Chalk Fund Champions. We are delighted Green-tech see the same potential that we see in developing the future of our industry and making them more work-ready when leaving education.”
The Champions scheme provides an opportunity to invest in the education, training, motivating, and equipping of the next generation of landscape professionals through a tiered support system. The Bronze is an affordable £250 per year and will ensure five students will leave college with a LISS/CSCS SmartCard and are ready to go on-site, this is a saving to future employers of around £600.
To become a Silver Champion costs £500 per year and is equal to the prize money awarded annually to the BALI Chalk Fund National Landscape Student of the Year.
Gold Champion is the choice for Green-tech; it is the highest tier and costs £750 per annum. It will help save future employers thousands of pounds.
All funds raised will help invest time, money, knowledge and skills with the hope it will save thousands of pounds a year for many landscaping businesses who struggle with recruitment and retention.
Green-tech is well known for its industry support. They currently support the Perennial, Gardeners' Royal Benevolent Society, the ProLandscaper 30 under 30 next generation initiative and a whole host of awards including being the headline sponsor of the BALI National Landscape Awards.
If you are interested in becoming a Champion, alongside Green-tech then visit www.balichalkfund.org.uk/become-a-champion/