Pictured above, left to right, are Rachael Hamilton, MSP and Borders College Principal Pete Smith.
Borders College is delighted to have recently welcomed Rachael Hamilton, MSP for Ettrick, Roxburgh and Berwickshire, to its Hawick campus.
The purpose of Ms Hamilton’s visit was to discuss the benefits of what the College can offer businesses in the Borders through renewables training and give her an opportunity to see some of the new and emerging technologies being taught at the campus.
Welcomed by College Principal Pete Smith, Rachael was given a tour of the campus’s award-winning facilities and got the chance to look at teaching practices in areas such as sustainable construction, echo tech and AIMS.
Ms Hamilton said:
“It was fantastic to join the team at Borders College in Hawick. Reaching our ambitious climate targets will require skills in renewable energy and emerging technologies. Borders College are delivering training in these skills right here in Hawick and across the Borders.
“Recent grant funding from the UK Government’s Shared Prosperity Fund will enable our local college to build on its ability to deliver this training, and provide opportunities for Borderers to pursue a career in renewables and other emerging technologies.”
Ms Hamilton was interested to hear about funding obtained through the UK Government Shared Prosperity Fund, through which the College has been awarded £530,400 to facilitate the no-cost provision of tailored skills and training initiatives, aiming to bolster the green economy and enhance the local supply chain for housing.