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A classroom on wheels for green skills

PUBLISHED: 17:11 06 March 2013 | UPDATED: 21:04 05 April 2013

Ray Nicholson and Kevin Connell, head of Landbased Studies, at Norton Radstock College with the new Green Skills branded van

Ray Nicholson and Kevin Connell, head of Landbased Studies, at Norton Radstock College with the new Green Skills branded van

A pioneering mobile classroom is hitting the road to spread the 'greenn' message as part of a new way to deliver green skills technology courses.

A classroom on wheels for green skills


A pioneering mobile classroom is hitting the road to spread the greenn message as part of a new way to deliver green skills technology courses.

The new Green Skills Academy has seen Norton Radstock College team up with City of Bath College and be supported by Bath and North East Somerset Council.

It will provide training on emerging renewable and sustainable technologies, particularly targeting unemployed young people and businesses in the Bath and North East Somerset area.

Ray Nicholson, from Norton Radstock College, said: It is really exciting. It is going to be equipped so we can teach renewable energies and take it out on the road and show companies how they can progress in reducing their carbon footprint.

Currently using diesel, the plan is to switch to biofuel in the future. Lecturer Mark Andrews said: We want to deliver bespoke courses and this gives us another option for going out to the workplace to promote or deliver small courses.

The van will be equipped with examples of solar panels, generators and wind power.

For more information on the courses on offer visit www.nortcoll.ac.uk

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