Back in 2018, Grimsby signed the first ‘Town Deal’, which promised a staggering £60m of investment.
Sir John Armitt, chair of the National Infrastructure Commission, said: “That Town Deal was founded on four very clear and still very relevant areas of focus: providing economic growth; accelerating housing delivery; town centre and port regeneration and education and skills.”
Commissioner Neale Coleman – of the National Infrastructure Commission – further highlighted the national importance of the entire Humber Estuary region – the so-called ‘Energy Estuary’:
“Across the Humber at the moment we have potential for huge and exciting economic growth, with agendas around wind energy, industrial decarbonisation, hydrogen…” and he went on to detail how the companies involved in delivering this exciting future need to be committed to communicating with the local region: “…they need to be in dialogue locally because we want to make sure as they expand, as new jobs are created, local communities really do feel the benefit of that.”
To play an important and long-term role in the evolution of the energy sector, we need to ensure that people entering the job market have the necessary skills and competencies to thrive in this industry – and in this region – for decades to come. Similarly, those already in the industry deserve to receive the leadership and training they need to adapt and thrive as the industry evolves.
That is why we, at Reynolds Training, are committed to helping our learners build a worklife-long career for themselves, rather than just training them to get a job for now.
Here at Reynolds Training, we feel that everyone involved in education and training has always been engaged in levelling up – in giving people the tools they need to find and make the most of great career opportunities. It’s great to see a national commitment to this – and even better that this rhetoric is backed-up by significant financial investment.
Read more about the visit from the National Infrastructure Commission and the opportunities it affords to the region, here.
To learn more about the range of courses we offer, check out our full list, here.