Dudley Council's waste collection teams celebrated after completing the Level 2 Waste Management Operations qualification provided by Dudley College.
A total of 27 operatives successfully completed the course which has enabled them to learn more about waste management and their roles in supporting sustainability. The course supports on-the-job training in accordance with Dudley Council's training and development policy.
The workers were presented with their certificates during a presentation at the council's Lister Road depot. "This is important not only for the organisation but for the workers at an individual level. It's essential we invest in our staff to ensure the teams have the skills needed to meet their own professional development needs and also support the environmental challenges the community faces," said Paul Rigden Curriculum Leader at Dudley College.