Thursday, 7 March 2013

Cash available to fund Carrick turbine course intake

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WIND FARM-related opportunities for employment are to receive a financial boost as a Carrick community benefit company confirms qualification funding.
It was agreed last week that Carrick Futures, which administers funds from Mark Hill and Arecleoch wind farms, would provide bursaries of £3000 to Carrick individuals who gain a place on Ayr College’s turbine technician diploma – set to begin this month.
With three operating wind farms at Mark Hill, Hadyard Hill, and Arecleoch – plus 96-turbine extension Kilgallioch recently approved by the Scottish Government – and numerous more in the planning and scoping stages, it is estimated that as many as 18 new technicians will soon be required in South Ayrshire.
A total of 12 places are available on Ayr College’s new pre-apprenticeship course, which will involve 18 months of training over three full days a week, and both hand skills training and tuition in electrical and mechanical skills... READ MORE
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