Liverpool will be home to a new “green” training centre where budding electricians, plumbers and heating engineers will learn how to install sustainable technology. Students at the £250,000 facility opened this week by Liverpool Community College will be able to practise fitting solar panels, heat pumps and water recycling systems into a full size “indoor house”.
Elaine Bowker, principal at Liverpool Community College said: “The growth in the sustainable sector is a huge opportunity for this region. With the launch of this training centre, one of the largest in the UK, we will be able to equip workers and businesses with the skills they need to ensure our region will be the leader in the field of green technology.”
Liverpool Community College will be running the courses for the National Skills Academy for Environmental Technologies.