Chancellor Jeremy Hunt paid a visit to Redcar and Cleveland College this week where he got to see and hear about plans for our Clean Energy Education Hub.

Listing clean energy as one of five big growth industries, he described the college as “a perfect example” of how, if you have people who care about helping businesses flourish, you can transform an area that in the past has been left behind.

Taking a tour of the college, the chancellor was joined by Tees Valley Mayor Ben Houchen and Jacob Young MP.

Meeting with the college principal Jason Faulkner and chatting to staff and students, he got to learn more about the college’s vision to meet the demands of the Tees Valley’s growing clean energy and low carbon sector.

The Chancellor said: “Teesside is very much going to be a national centre for clean energy, attracting hundreds of millions of pounds of investment from around the world.

“This will mean well paid jobs in the industries of the future and the way you get there, which is why I wanted to come to Redcar and Cleveland College, is you have to upgrade people’s skills, that is how you upgrade people’s salaries and get those opportunities.

“The college is a great example of that transformation.”

College principal Jason said: “We were proud to be able to welcome the Chancellor, along with Jacob and Ben, to the college, to showcase the extensive work that is happening here to support employers choosing to invest in our area and how we are playing our own part in Teesside and the wider Tees Valley’s emerging green sector.”

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