Newcastle College Responds to 'Build Back Greener' Plan
The Prime Minister, Boris Johnson, today set out plans to ‘Build Back Greener’, as he addressed attendees at the Conservative Party conference.
His keynote speech covered plans to make significant investment into offshore wind, with ambitious aims for the UK to become the global leader in green energy and achieve Net Zero by 2050.
Newcastle College responded to the announcement, with Principal Scott Bullock commenting: “Newcastle College welcomes today’s announcement from the Prime Minister, which promises substantial investment in clean energy and an aim to power all UK homes by wind energy by 2030.
“The North East is central to the UK’s offshore wind sector and further investment from government will support the creation of thousands of skilled jobs and employment in our region over the next decade.
“As a college, we are perfectly placed to deliver the training and upskilling required to fill those roles. Our partnerships within the energy sector, our commitment to industry collaboration and our specialist facilities at our dedicated Energy Academy ensure that our learners receive high-quality, industry led training to meet the needs of our region’s energy employers.”
Newcastle College’s Energy Academy sits at the heart of the North East’s energy sector in Wallsend. Its state-of-the-art facilities and collaborations with industry, including Port of Blyth and ORE Catapult, offer unrivalled opportunities for its students training for careers in renewable energy.
Its reputation led to Head of Energy for Newcastle College, Alan Goundry, to take part in a government hosted roundtable event ‘Skills for a Green Recovery and Net Zero’ last month. Alan discussed the skills gaps in the renewable energy and offshore wind sectors, as well as the challenges faced by education providers in training future engineers.
This was posted in Bdaily's Members' News section by Charlotte Horsfield .
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