The Prince’s Foundation has designed and is to roll out a Practical Training Course in Sustainable Design. This will be a five week (4 day a week) programme which aims to assist young people in the industry gain a better understanding of how to think through and design sustainably for tropical countries, like ours. It will be a combination of lectures, demonstrations, workshops and tours, all aimed at providing the tools for better designing.
Although the aim of the exercise is better sustainable design, a very important part of the process is a better understanding of the fundamentals of engineering (specifically structural in this case). The Prince’s Foundation is a charity and therefore (1) fees are not being charged and (2) half of the participants will be those who “build” in communities. There are 40 places and it is the intention to open up the 20 places to young engineers (who you will hopefully release from your organisations) to attend.
It is assured that that all participants will enjoy the process of learning and those of us who have time are encouraged to attend as many of the days as you can – it will help with the preparation for the YES. The final timetable will be out by Monday.
The deadline has been moved to Saturday 15 October 2016. The aim is to have interviews for those who are interested on Monday so they can prepare for the start of the programme, two weeks later.