23 May 2023 – Clean Energy Education Hub: Redcar & Cleveland College

This Ambassador event was about the exciting new ‘Clean Energy Education Hub’ at Redcar & Cleveland College.

The £3.2M hub will train students for careers in our growing green industries – so that they can directly benefit from jobs being created on our doorstep.

Opening the event, Redcar | Cleveland Place Board Chair, Dr Angela Brockbank welcomed attendees to the College Lecture Theatre, introduced the speakers and gave an overview of the key objectives for the Redcar | Cleveland place marketing programme for the year ahead.

Dr Angela Brockbank, Chair: Redcar | Cleveland Place Board

Next up, Executive Principal at Redcar & Cleveland College, Jason Faulkner gave a presentation where he talked about the background to the new training facility, and its importance to young people in our area, to enable them to get the right skills to forge careers at new clean energy projects happening in Redcar and Cleveland.

Jason Faulkner, Executive Principal, Redcar & Cleveland College

The second key speaker was Catherine Clennett representing Redcar Town Deal Board. Catherine gave an overview of the Redcar Town Deal projects, of which the Clean Energy Education Hub is one. Catherine gave a presentation which gave an update on the fantastic Town Deal projects happening, including the Coastal Activity Hub at Coatham; the new ‘Rediscover Redcar’ town centre service, the Culture and Leisure attraction and high street improvements.

Catherine Clennett, Redcar Town Deal Board member and Director of People, Beyond Housing

£2.4M for the project has come from the Government’s Town Deal fund. Darren Winter, chair of the Redcar Town Deal Board, said of the project: “On behalf of the Town Deal Board, I am delighted that funds from the Town Deal has supported the build of the Clean Energy Education Hub, helping young people in their careers.”

Closing the speaker part of the event, Richard Baker, Place Marketing Manager, thanked everyone for attending, and thanked the speakers and College staff for their hospitality. Richard also gave a brief overview and update on the place marketing activity, including new place videos, events, plans to get young people involved more and a new place storybook.

Attendees then had a tour of the new Clean Energy Education Hub, and College staff were on hand to answer any questions.

We received some great feedback from attendees, some of which is listed below:

The speaker session was very informative in bite sized format.

Very positive presentations.

Interesting and informative.

I really enjoyed the tour of the clean energy hub.

Very interesting and eye opening how education has moved on. Linked to the Teesworks developments, this asset is massively beneficial to the area, and I hope that it turns out some great quality employees for the future.

Very informative. I could have spent longer.

Very impressive. A really exciting facility for the future of our area.

Really enjoyed it. The College staff were very knowledgeable and helpful.

Really loved the tour. Very interesting. Looking forward to it being used.

Very informative and impressed with the knowledge and enthusiasm of the staff in the Clean Energy Centre.

Really enjoyed this event.

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