The Humber region is home to several major power generation companies and the area imports a major proportion of the UK’s energy needs through the gas terminal at Easington and oil refineries at Immingham.
- Over the next 15 years there will be a massive expansion of the offshore wind turbine industry with an estimated 3,000 turbines to be built in the North Sea.
- The Humber ports will be at the centre of this energy generation industry and will benefit from both construction and maintenance work.
- The national grid will also need to develop to ensure effective delivery of electricity across the UK.
As we generate and distribute more power there is an ongoing need for young people to understand the career and employment opportunities through the power and energy sectors.
The Humber University Technical College will play a major role in preparing young people in the region for both these and other opportunities in industry.
The proposed UTC will provide progression routes into higher education or further learning in work, including apprenticeships.
Students attending the Humber University Technical College will follow a typical working day in industry, starting at 8.30am and finishing 5pm.
Homework will be completed at school before students leave at the end of the day. The school year will cover 40 weeks.