Renewable energy training centre launched

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Telford College has launched the country’s first dedicated renewable energy training centre.

Edinburgh’s Renewable Energy Innovation Centre (EREIC) will offer extensive training and skills development for workers employed in the renewable and construction industries.

The centre will provide training in micro-renewable energy sources and complements the more traditional courses offered to students such as heritage, roofing and brickwork.

Principal Miles Dibsdall OBE said: “The renewable energy centre ideally illustrates the focus we have made to provide the best possible employment and training opportunities.”

Myra Dickson, head of employer services at Telford College, said: “The new centre will help to ensure that Scotland has workers skilled for modern and environmentally friendly projects, thereby meeting the needs of employers and industry, both now and in the future.

“It also allows Edinburgh’s Telford College to demonstrate its determination to evolve to ensure it is delivering courses that provide opportunities for our new and current generations of employees.”