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Green deal award accolade for Burnley College
11:50am Tuesday 7th August 2012 in News
BURNLEY College is celebrating becoming the Green Deal accredited training centre for the North West.
The Government initiative will aim to improve energy efficiency in homes and businesses.
Up to 100,000 Green Deal workers will require Energy Performance Certificates and Display Energy Certificates by 2015.
The college is now one of 10 training centres around the country which will offer a three-day training programme.
More than 40 people have signed up for the course which starts in October.
Mike Keoghan, director of skills at the Department of Business, Innovation and Skills, met with college bosses and local energy companies to discuss the initiative.
John Shaw, head of construction at Burnley College, said: “We have worked in partnership with local and national green energy providers, including Worcester Bosch, Speakman Contractors, EcoSolartech and the Low Carbon Energy Company.
“This is to ensure our training programmes and facilities meet the skills needs of the industry and we are delighted that this has resulted in us being awarded a highly sought after national training accreditation."