Taking into consideration the fact that harvesting and making renewable energy sources serve human society as best as they can is a rather new industry, it was only logical that special efforts will need to be channeled towards making sure that the implementation of these new green technologies benefits from adequate workforce.
Thus, Scotland will today open a new hub aimed at training sixty carefully selected apprentices in the art of sustainability. More precisely, they are to become experts in the field of the renewables industry.
informs us that the person who will be cutting the ribbon on this innovative Renewable Energy Skills Training Academy (TRESTA) will be First Minister Alex Salmond.
Together with Youth Employment Minister Angela Constance, Scotland’s First Minister will get the opportunity to greet the apprentices that were selected to undergo said green-oriented training throughout the following year.
According to the same source, this new training hub is to be operated by Steel Engineering, and its exact location will be on an industrial site at Westway, Renfrew.
In case you were wondering, the funding necessary in order to jump start this project was provided by Scottish Enterprise, Skills Development Scotland, Job Centre Plus and the Renfrewshire Council. As well as this, several private investors agreed to contribute.
Commenting on the opening of this new training hub, First Minister Alex Salmond explained how, “There is recognition within the energy industry of the need for additional skilled labor to meet the demands of Scotland’s burgeoning renewables industry over the next five years, and I am delighted to be opening Steel Engineering’s TRESTA facility which will help the industry meet this ambition.”
Furthermore, “The trainees entering this exciting center can expect to become fully equipped to be an integral part of Scotland’s renewables revolution.”
Seeing how the development of the renewables industry is more than likely to both help improve on the ecological footprint of this country, and lead to economic benefits, such an endeavor is more than welcomed as it will ensure these emerging technology will be used with maximum efficiency.