Power industry academy
The power industry is facing significant issues in the
future as the combined effect of the increases in energy demand and
reduction in capacity points to a shortfall in supply - the so
called ‘energy gap’.
With support worth £6.2m from Advantage West Midlands (AWM) we
have built a unique facility at Rugby College which will enable us
to improve our support for the training needs of the power
generation / manufacturing industry.
Equipment currently being installed consists
- A gantry crane with 10 metric tonne capacity.
Remote controlled with the latest technology
- Full range of milling machines
- Full range of lathes
- Non destruct testing (NDT) equipment which
will give Warwickshire College the potential to become only the
second ECITB accredited training centre.
Working with our business partners we will
also be equipping the academy with the key equipment which would
only normally be available for training and skills development when
a power generation facility is taken ‘off-line’.
By providing this equipment in a real life
environment employees can be trained to meet the skills levels they
require without expensive downtime.
Training companies’ staff for the future
Warwickshire College Power Academy is working
with the following companies to train their employees at various
levels with a strong focus on Apprenticeships:-
Alstom Power Thermal Products – Rugby and Stratford
Alstom Power Thermal Services – Ashby
GE Energy – Rugby
Corus – First Steel – Birmingham
Doosan Babcocks – Birmingham
ECITB – Midlands
FH Dale – Steel Construction – Herefordshire
Howdens – Birmingham
Morgan = Est – Rugby
Rolls Royce – Ansty
Quartzelec – Rugby
If you want to find out how we can train your staff, or how you
can become a Power Academy Industry Partner at Warwickshire
Engineering Construction Industry Training Board (ECITB)
We are accredited by the ECITB to deliver the following