New Green Skills Hub Unveiled by Greater Manchester Mayor Andy Burnham

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London (Parliament Politics Magazine) – Andy Burnham, Mayor of Greater Manchester, inaugurates the Green Skills Hub at Stockport College, aimed at addressing the UK’s green skills gaps.

Andy Burnham, Mayor of Greater Manchester, officially launched the new Green Skills Hub at Stockport College, Manchester, to address the UK’s green skills gaps.

The launch is a continuance of Daikin UK, a top eco-heating technology brand, and its collaboration with Quantum Group, one of the UK’s leading providers of renewable and decarbonization training, to enhance the next generation of renewable heating experts.

The training will deliver hands-on practical sessions on air source heat pumps, solar PV, and EV charging in Quantum Group’s state-of-the-art training booths, where structure and maintenance procedures can be affected.

Daikin UK, Quantum Group, and Stockport College delegates included Steward Quayle, Head of Construction at Stockport College, and Andy Macavoy Plumbing Centre Manager and Lecturer at Stockport College. They were joined by industry professionals, Andy Burnham and other Greater Manchester Combined Authority stakeholders for the commencement event.

The event included multiple keynote addresses from Michelle Leslie, Vice Principal at The Trafford & Stockport College Group, Rachael McCrystal at Daikin UK, Maria Gonella, Managing Partner Quantum Group, Stockport Council members, and students. Alongside Andy Burnham, who visited the center and outlined in his speech the GMCA’s emphasis on green skills and the importance of the new camp in the region’s net zero journey.

Remarking on the launch of the Green Skills Hub, Andy Burnham, Mayor of Greater Manchester, stated:

“Greater Manchester has a driving plan to become a carbon-neutral city region by 2038, and green skills hubs such as these are vital to helping us fulfill this.

“State-of-the-art training structures such as Trafford College’s offer our young people a great site to learn vital green skills, maximizing their probabilities of getting a good job, and cement Greater Manchester’s position as guiding the way on new sustainable energy technologies and technical education. 

“The Greater Manchester Baccalaureate is about entrusting young people with the right guidance and providing them opportunities to acquire the technical skills employers seek. The Green Skills Hub is a perfect example of how we can do this and will support young people in the city region to witness a clear line of sight to jobs in vibrant and growing industries in Greater Manchester.”

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The UK is encountering a significant challenge to replenish the skills gaps required to meet the government’s ambitious net-zero target by 2050, with a rising number of career options in the renewable heating sector. The Renewables Centre seeks to train around 200 installers and maintenance professionals annually.

Daniele Naddei

Daniele Naddei is a journalist at Parliament News covering European affairs, was born in Naples on April 8, 1991. He also serves as the Director of the CentroSud24 newspaper. During the period from 2010 to 2013, Naddei completed an internship at the esteemed local radio station Radio Club 91. Subsequently, he became the author of a weekly magazine published by the Italian Volleyball Federation of Campania (FIPAV Campania), which led to his registration in the professional order of Journalists of Campania in early 2014, listed under publicists. From 2013 to 2018, he worked as a freelance photojournalist and cameraman for external services for Rai and various local entities, including TeleCapri, CapriEvent, and TLA. Additionally, between 2014 and 2017, Naddei collaborated full-time with various newspapers in Campania, both in print and online. During this period, he also resumed his role as Editor-in-Chief at Radio Club 91.
Naddei is actively involved as a press officer for several companies and is responsible for editing cultural and social events in the city through his association with the Medea Fattoria Sociale. This experience continued until 2021. Throughout these years, he hosted or collaborated on football sports programs for various local broadcasters, including TLA, TvLuna, TeleCapri, Radio Stonata, Radio Amore, and Radio Antenna Uno.
From 2016 to 2018, Naddei was employed as an editor at newspapers of national interest within the circuit, including Internazionale24, Salute24, and OggiScuola. Since 2019, Naddei has been one of the creators of the Rabona television program "Calcio è Passione," which has been broadcast on TeleCapri Sport since 2023.