The Energy Centre based at Coleg Menai Llangefni, was announced on the 30th July 2012 as the flagship delivery centre for Wales for the National Skills Academy for Nuclear.
The £6M energy centre was opened in November 2011 by the First Minister of Wales Carwyn Jones. The centre is working to ensure young people can benefit from the skills provision which supports the growing energy sector and industry locally (nuclear; wind; biomass; tidal). This latest accolade is in relation to the centre’s activities around the skills for nuclear agenda.
The National Skills Academy for Nuclear is the lead strategic skills body for nuclear in the UK. The Skills Academy works to ensure that the UK nuclear industry and its supply chain has the skilled, competent and safe workforce it needs to deal with the current and future UK nuclear programme, including all sub sectors. The Skills Academy works with providers to highlight excellence in delivery.
Jean Llewellyn OBE, Chief Executive of the National Skills Academy for Nuclear said;
“Our flagship delivery centres are an elite network of only four centres across the UK that are equipped to be beacons of excellence in training delivery for the skills for nuclear agenda.
The state of the art facility at Coleg Menai’s Llangefni campus houses some of the best low carbon energy technology, equipment and training facilities in the UK. We are very pleased to welcome the Energy Centre facility as our flagship delivery centre for Wales.”
Coleg Menai principal Dafydd Evans commented;
“This flagship status for the Energy Centre at Coleg Menai will play a key role in developing the necessary skills for local learners to follow a career in the nuclear sector. This sector is crucial to our economy as it is expected to offer considerable growth potential, both locally and nationally in years to come. As a college, we are thrilled with the flagship status and are looking forward to working closely with the National Skills Academy for Nuclear to make a significant difference to skill development regionally and nationally".
John Idris Jones – Energy Island Programme Director said;
“The Energy Centre based at Coleg Menai Llangefni provides real learning opportunities for young people that will help meet the future skills needs of the proposed new development at Wylfa and of other low carbon energy projects such as offshore wind farm developments. Coleg Menai and the National Skills Academy for Nuclear are key partners in the Energy Island Programme. Having flagship status from the National Skills Academy for Nuclear provides a clear message of the high quality skills provision being delivered by Coleg Menai to learners in North Wales.”
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