A NEW sustainable technology training centre is to be created at the Isle of Wight College, it has been announced today (Tuesday).
The college is working with the council and Ecoisland to present a Renewable Technology Awareness event later this month, when the college will launch the Energy Technology Training Centre.
The event, on Thursday, February 21, will give information on aspects of the Green Deal, Ecoisland, and training in renewable technologies.
The new centre will provide training in environmental technologies, as well as Green Deal advisor courses.
Those behind it hope it will make Isle of Wight College one of the leading providers of renewable technology training in the UK.
The college has been part of a successful Department of Energy and Climate Change (DECC) bid and will be able to offer subsidies to installers on its solar thermal, solar PV and biomass courses.
Isle of Wight College principal Debbie Lavin said: "We are delighted to be working in partnership with our colleagues at Ecoisland and the Isle of Wight Council to deliver this project and it is fantastic we are able to create and update our facilities with the technology that businesses need on the Island."