Rishi Sunak and installer Darren Jones at GTEC training

Chancellor sees low-carbon training in action

Chancellor Rishi Sunak recently visited renewables training provider GTEC to meet installers and find out more about renewable technologies training.

Mr Sunak was told how training is helping installers and reviewed the range of renewable technologies available at GTEC – including heat pumps and solar thermal. He also chatted to other industry representatives, including those from LCL Awards, NAPIT, and the Microgeneration Certification Scheme (MCS).

His visit coincided with confirmation from Midlands Energy Hub and BEIS that the RHITSS scheme will be extended until 30 September 2021.

Mr Sunak said: “The RHITSS scheme has been a great success. GTEC has been able to pull together many different parts of the low-carbon sector to deliver this ambitious programme very quickly. It’s been great to meet a local company playing their part in such an important national cause.”

GTEC provides heavily discounted training and certification for those looking to upskill into heat-based renewables, backed by BEIS through Midlands Energy Hub (MEH). The Renewable Heat Installer Training & Support Scheme (RHITSS) provides vouchers covering up to 70 per cent off the cost of becoming a renewables installer. Vouchers can be used at GTEC and also other LCL Awards and BPEC-approved centres.

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