Peterborough College, part of Inspire Education Group, was delighted to welcome Shadow Energy Minister Dr. Alan Whitehead, and Labour Candidate for Peterborough, Andrew Pakes, on campus today, a momentous opportunity to showcase not only our ongoing commitment to local economic growth but also our leadership and innovation around green initiatives.

The visit, hosted by the Executive Team at Inspire Education Group, provided the opportunity to present our ambitious plans for the £12 million project, Centre for Green Technology, set to deliver an innovative curriculum to the workforce of tomorrow around careers in sustainable construction and electric vehicle manufacturing in and around Peterborough.

Shadow Energy Minister Dr. Alan Whitehead said of his visit, “We know what we’ve got to do to get to net zero carbon emissions, but at the moment we don’t have the skills supply chains and high-level skilled technicians to make those things work.”

“Peterborough College and the plans in place to build a dedicated centre for green technologies is exactly what we need to get people in the position where they have the skills we need to make a real difference to our green future and the environment. Studying green technologies is a secure job choice, students studying here will have a job for life.”

Andrew Pakes, Labour and Co-operative Parliamentary Candidate for Peterborough agreed, adding, “The project here is exciting for Peterborough and the country as a whole. I want to put Peterborough on the map for having a green future and providing really sustainable future jobs.”

Dr. Alan Whitehead and Andrew Pakes were also able to enjoy a tour around the existing engineering and construction departments at the Peterborough College campus, meeting staff and students from the College and also seeing the planned location for the Centre for Green Technology.

We would like to take this opportunity to thank Dr. Alan Whitehead and Andrew Pakes for their visit and look forward to welcoming them again soon.