Green-tech is showing its support for the industry by becoming a champion advocate for training and development in the landscaping sector.
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The British Association of Landscape Industries launched its BALI Chalk Fund last year; the trust offers programmes designed to make people in industry more employable. Throughout the past year, the trust has successfully donated cash prizes to many of the best performing landscape students in colleges across the UK.
As the leading supplier to the landscaping industry, Green-tech has renewed its Gold Champion membership to continue its support and dedication to the future generations of the landscaping industry.
Richard Gill, Sales Director at Green-tech explains, "The opportunities that the BALI Chalk fund has provided in its first year has been really beneficial for the people in the industry. It has been great to see how Green-tech's commitment to the Fund has vitally improved the skills of those who will be joining our sector, which is why we are proud to renew our commitment for a further year."
Chalk Fund Trustee Richard Gardiner adds "It has been great to see how much Green-tech understands and believes in the importance of our Trust, which is why we are delighted they are renewing their support as a Gold Champion member for the second year running. The support that Green-tech provides to the Fund helps save future employers thousands of pounds in training, whilst providing people with the skills to become more employable, something that is vital within the industry."
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 a staunch supporter and investor in the industry and its future. They lend their support to various other charities, schemes, and funds as well as the BALI Chalk Fund. Green-tech 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 Chalk Fund Champion, alongside Green-tech then visit www.balichalkfund.org.uk/become-a-champion/.