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Hull MP pushes case for Humber Wind Energy College

Hull North MP Diana Johnson met two Government Ministers today (2 March) to press the case for having a National Wind Energy College based in the Humber area.
The Government in the previous Parliament had first announced this scheme in December 2014 (see 
However, by the time of the Chancellor’s Autumn Statement in November 2015, this project was not sufficiently advanced to be one of the five national colleges that were announced in digital skills, high speed rail, nuclear power, on shore oil and gas and creative industries.
Diana Johnson MP and the Chief Executive of Humber LEP will met the Energy Minister Andrea Leadsom MP and Skills Minister Nick Boles MP in Westminster to press the case for a business-supported scheme to create this facilitiy being given the status of a National College. Other MPs from the Humber area also attended.
Diana Johnson MP said: “With Hull being a key part of the Energy Estuary, having a national Wind Energy College based around the Humber would help local people gain the skills needed for the green energy jobs coming to our area.
“Local businesses and the Humber LEP have proposed to create such a facility and want it to be given the status of one of the National Colleges that the Government has created elsewhere. 
“This is another test of whether Hull and the Humber are seen as part of the ‘Northern Powerhouse’.”
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