Responding to the gaps in energy production with the decommissioning of Heysham power stations and to support the transition to low-carbon energy, a high-profile Sustainable Energy Hub was created, including a VR studio and Robotics suite, on the Lancaster & Morecambe College (LMC) campus which is accessible to partner colleges, local schools and employers. We worked with employers to identify skills gaps and addressed these through the development of training modules and created a suite of resources to promote low-carbon careers for local primary and secondary schools.
Alongside our partner colleges including Nelson and Colne College, Burnley College, Blackpool and The Fylde College and Myerscough College, we worked with a number of local primary and secondary schools and key employers from across the sector.
Through the establishment of the Sustainable Energy Hub on the LMC campus, the project supported the development of highly-skilled employment opportunities to support the transition of the energy-sector workforce to sustainable energy jobs; promoting the future skills, knowledge and behaviour requirements.
This was achieved by upskilling key staff from the partner colleges in sustainable energy production and technologies, and addressing the current skills-gaps, through the completion of training needs analysis, to meet the requirements of future workforce across the sector. We created a suite of short-courses and update curriculum content, delivering provision to retrain the current workforce to meet future energy demands.
We worked with local employers to upskill their workforce, creating a suite of training modules to meet the requirements for the transition to sustainable energy jobs. We have created careers resources for primary and secondary schools, promoting the Green Agenda and low-carbon employment opportunities and delivered sustainable energy sessions to over 300 students. The project also supported the upskilling of the FE workforce; developing training programmes, delivering master-classes and creating innovative course content, in partnership with industry specialists.
“Lancaster and Morecambe College is proud to work in partnership with our strategic partners and employers to ensure this project has a long-lasting and positive impact, including new skilled employment opportunities for the future.”