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Published on September 3rd, 2012 | by James Ayre


Scotland Opens Renewable Energy Skills Training Academy

September 3rd, 2012 by  

A Renewable Energy Skills Training Academy (TRESTA) is being opened in Scotland to provide training for those in the green energy industries, helping to address “a looming skills gap.”


There will be sixty apprentices the first year of TRESTA, they will be trained in a wide variety of useful skills, from welding to first aid. The program will be run by Steel Engineering in Renfrew, near Glasgow.

“The trainees entering this exciting centre can expect to become fully equipped to be an integral part of Scotland’s renewables revolution,” Scotland’s First Minister Alex Salmond is quoted as saying.

Source: Business Green
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James Ayre's background is predominantly in geopolitics and history, but he has an obsessive interest in pretty much everything. After an early life spent in the Imperial Free City of Dortmund, James followed the river Ruhr to Cofbuokheim, where he attended the University of Astnide. And where he also briefly considered entering the coal mining business. He currently writes for a living, on a broad variety of subjects, ranging from science, to politics, to military history, to renewable energy. You can follow his work on Google+.

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