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@NPTCGroup of Colleges is joining forces with like-minded organisations and helping to build a greener future.

We are all having to re-think the way in which we live and work as we hopefully head towards a world with zero carbon emissions, and on Thursday, April 1 at 7.30 pm, a group of experts are coming together to help discuss hi-tech innovations and the many job opportunities expected to be generated to help tackle climate change.

As part of the webinar entitled ‘The Green Industrial Revolution in Powys’, the CEO of NPTC Group of Colleges, Mark Dacey will join other guest speakers including Centre for Alternative Technology (CAT) Adrian Watson; Riversimple hydrogen car manufacturer Founder and Chief Engineer Hugo Spowers and Sharenergy and Montgomery Energy Group’s Jeremy Thorp.

NPTC Group of Colleges which has colleges in Neath Port Talbot and Powys, including Brecon Beacons College and Newtown College, offers education and training in many areas, including skills in new and sustainable technologies. It’s a firm believer that close engagement between the further education sector, employers and the community will be a key part of the green industrial revolution. It has already delivered innovative fire safety procedures and hybrid cars. It has also engaged with leading building engineering organisations and manufacturers, looking at competency levels needed and how best to deliver these skills for Wales.

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Partnerships have been formed to find a solution, with organisations such as Elmhurst Energy and Black Mountain College. The College is on the Board of the optimised retrofit WG programme, and it chairs the skills and training group to support companies and individuals in the skills needed. It also chairs the Sustainability Supply Chain school in Wales, the only FE college partner in the UK, and it is playing a leading role in skills training in UK sustainable practices.

Mr Dacey said: ”Green jobs are not an overnight fix. We need to build a quality skills programme, which can only be achieved by working collectively to deliver for the region. These jobs will continue to develop, as equipment, materials and technology evolves, and we need to constantly adapt to meet this challenge Through these projects and partners involved, we are shaping the new business and skills programmes, to ensure businesses, and individuals are well-positioned to deliver the green skills expectations in Wales.”

The webinar is part of a series organised by Montgomeryshire and Brecon and Radnor Liberal Democrats.

 

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