Warm welcome for wind farm from Newhaven University Technical College principal

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The principal of Newhaven’s University Technical College this week welcomed news that work would start on the Rampion Offshore Wind Farm next year.

Jonathan Clarke said E.ON had pledged to help shape and support the curriculum, as well as advise academic staff.

One of the first projects for 14-15 year old students will be a Rampion-inspired challenge to design a wind turbine.

Mr Clarke said: “We look forward to developing strong links with E.ON to make the most of opportunities for UTC@harbourside students to learn through real-world projects and potentially move into apprenticeships and fulfilling careers.

“There are great synergies between our focus on renewable technologies and engineering and the skills that will be needed to build and run the wind farm and its operations base in Newhaven.

“I am also delighted that a member of E.ON staff will sit on our board of governors.”

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