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Green Energy Skills Academy launched

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By Fiona Reid
Green Energy Skills Academy launched

DUMFRIES and Galloway College has launched its new Green Energy Skills Academy.

Minister for Further Education, Higher Education, and Science Jamie Hepburn MSP performed the official opening.

The facility includes two green energy classrooms and the college’s innovative and sector-leading digital care hub. There are also hydrogen vehicles, electro-hydraulic control, and electric vehicle charging point connections on the campus at the Crichton.

Several students involved with the Green Energy Skills Academy met Mr Hepburn to discuss what the Academy will do for them.

The Minister said: “The new Green Energy Skills Academy is a welcome addition to Dumfries and Galloway College’s already excellent green energy and skills offer.

“It was a pleasure to see it first-hand and to meet with the management, staff, and students who will make this worthwhile project the success that it is bound to be.

“I look forward to working with the college to promote our environmental agenda for Scotland.”

Meanwhile, college principal Joanna Campbell gave a presentation outlining their ambition for the future and unveiled a commemorative plaque to mark the official launch.

She said: “I was delighted to welcome the Minister to our campus to launch our new Green Energy Skills Academy.

“With this in place, alongside our existing set of green energy and skills tools, we can go even further in our work of promoting a clean and green future in the South of Scotland.

“Our college is proud of the relationships that we have with stakeholders in government, business, the third sector, and our local community, all of whom are key to ensuring that our stunning part of the country remains so.”