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The Future of the North East Energy Sector - Why Collaboration is Key

Posted on 23 May 2019

The Future of the North East Energy Sector - Why Collaboration is Key

The Offshore Renewable and Subsea Engineering Sectors are key elements of the region’s economic plans and future ambitions. With a strong subsea engineering cluster, and the North East poised to play a major role within the offshore Wind Sector Deal, the North East needs to be focused on meeting current and future skills needs.

Join Newcastle College and PTS, the Port of Blyth’s training arm, who will formally launch their innovative skill-first partnership which combines established energy sector education and the facilities and practical expertise of industry. Hear how this unique approach to skills development puts the North East at the forefront of the national energy agenda, ensuring young people and employers in the region can benefit from the resulting opportunities and contribute to industry success.   

At the event you’ll be able to network with colleagues from across the sector to discuss the North East’s ambitions to drive economic growth and deliver more for the region.

  • Thursday 6 June 
  • 6pm-7.30pm

PTS, Port of Blyth, Quay Road, NE24 3PA

Refreshments and a buffet will be provided.

Join us to hear from:

Jamie Driscoll, North of Tyne Mayor
Elected new to post in May 2019, Jamie will discuss the contribution this partnership makes in meeting the objectives set by the North of Tyne Combined Authority (NTCA). He will explain the vision of the NTCA and outline how this unique partnership maps on to the North of Tyne’s six pillars of ambition.

Hugh McNeal, CEO of RenewableUK
Hugh has held the position of Chief Executive at RenewableUK for over three years after holding a previous positon as Director of Change at the Department of Energy and Climate Change. Hugh will explain the significance of the Newcastle College and PTS partnership and the part it plays in contributing to the Offshore Wind Sector Deal.

Wayne Daley, North of Tyne Combined Authority, Cabinet Member
Wayne will explain how the partnership supports the Northumberland community, creating opportunities for young people within the region to fulfil careers in a prosperous sector.

Martin Lawlor, Chief Executive, Port of Blyth
Martin has held the position of Chief Executive since 2006 with the Port of Blyth enjoying a sustained period of growth. Now recognised internationally as one of the UK’s leading offshore energy support bases, Martin will explain the Port’s strategic plans as an energy services hub and outline how the partnership with Newcastle College fits seamlessly into their objectives. 

Marc McPake, Director of Business Partnerships, Newcastle College
Marc’s role is to connect education with industry, identifying skills gaps and opportunities for employers to access education tailored to their needs. Marc will discuss the key elements of the partnership model and how the initiative supports the region through STEM-based education.

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