New college course to boost energy coast
Published at 15:09, Wednesday, 29 August 2012
LAKES College West Cumbria will introduce another new course which will help prepare the community of West Cumbria for the exciting developments planned in the area.
Starting in September, Practical and Engineering Skills for the Nuclear Industry has been designed, with industry involvement, to provide essential education and training to give engineering hopefuls a better chance of securing an apprenticeship.
Apprenticeships will act as one of the primary sources of training in the energy industry, providing both essential training solutions for businesses and vital skills for the future generation. However, this also means that the demand to become an apprentice has increased and employers have greater choice when selecting an apprentice. Fear not, this does not mean that apprenticeships will be unobtainable it just means a bit more preparation is required to stand out from the masses.
Principal Cath Richardson said: “We want to ensure as many opportunities as possible are available to the people of West Cumbria. Practical and Engineering Skills for the Nuclear Industry will help people enhance their chances of gaining an apprenticeship in the nuclear sector, or one of the related industries.
“Basically we are offering them a helping hand to build a great future for themselves. This course is not just available for young people, anybody looking for a route into the growing renewable and nuclear energy industry as an apprentice can apply.
“We all have a role to play in building West Cumbria as an innovator in the future energy needs of the nation. The role of the college is to make our community ready!”
In June, Britain’s Energy Coast announced plans to transform West Cumbria into one of the world leaders in low carbon energy production. Over £90 billion worth of investment will be pumped into the community over the next 50 years through Britain’s Energy Coast Blueprint.
One of the major responsibilities of the BEC Blueprint is to invest and inspire the local youth to be the future business leaders of West Cumbria. Lakes College West Cumbria has committed to play a key role in the development of tomorrow’s workforce by providing essential education and training for the thrilling changes ahead.
For information about the course visit www.lcwc.ac.uk or contact Student Services on 01946 839300.
Published by http://www.whitehavennews.co.uk
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