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College to train workers for UK’s renewable energy future

By District Energy posted 08-09-2018 00:00


Stoke on Trent College has announced that it will open the UK’s first national District Heat Skills Academy to train workers to deliver the UK’s newest energy infrastructure this September.

In concert with its partners – Nordic Heat Network, Smart City Alliance, Swedish Energy Agency, City of Helsingborg, LOGSTOR, Cetetherm and NODA – the College will train students to design, supply and install £500m investment in Stoke’s future energy system in a five year project.

Peter Anderberg, founder of Nordic Heat Network and Smart City Alliance, said: “The District Heat Network  represents a huge investment in Stoke on Trent and a major step forward in the adoption of sustainable energy systems in the UK. Experiences from Scandinavia shows that this will also have a major impact on boosting the local economy and creating ‘green’ career opportunities for young people.”

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