Alan Goundry, Head of Energy at Newcastle College (@NCLCollege), speaks about the role of colleges in supporting the government's green agenda and how Newcastle College is already supporting the North East's energy sector.
Jon Ridley (Vice – Principal and Executive Director of Higher Education) and Andrew Esson (Director of Industrial Strategy) discuss the innovative steps forward that Newcastle College is taking to develop a digital and leading workforce for the future of the region.
Today (6 Oct) the Prime Minister set out plans to 'Build Back Greener', as he addressed attendees at the Conservative Party conference. Plans include significant investment into offshore wind, with ambitious aims to become the global leader in green energy and achieve Net Zero by 2050.
@NCLCollege Energy Academy has ensured its students are in prime position to secure jobs at the world's biggest wind farm - @DoggerBankWind - following the news that its operations and maintenance base will open in the North East in 2022.
Based off the region's coast in the North Sea, Dogger Bank Wind Farm will generate enough to power 4.5 million homes and will create 200 jobs with the opening of its base at Port of Tyne.
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