Foundations laid for West Midlands Power Academy

Posted on 18 Feb 2009 by The Manufacturer

Work has begun on a state-of-the-art environmental technology training centre in Rugby, Warwickshire.

The Power Academy will train technicians in low-carbon and green power sources and applications. The project is going to cost £35 million to initiate, £6.3 million of which has been provided by regional development agency Advantage West Midlands (AWM).

Darren Cope, of AWM, said: “Not only will the Power Academy be a fantastic addition to the regeneration of Rugby, but it will also have a huge impact on the future of environmental technologies.”

“The new generation of power stations and future green power sources will require particular skills and Warwickshire College is putting Rugby right at the very front of these opportunities” he added.

Environmental technology has been touted by many industry figureheads as an area which British manufacturing must focus on to cement our status as world-leaders in engineering and technology.