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New engineering training centre officially opens in Stockton

A new engineering training centre has been officially opened in Stockton.

The new £1.12m NETA Training Group facility will help train people going to work in the renewable energy, low carbon and mining sectors.

It's been funded by the Tees Valley Combined Authority Local Growth Fund, Stockton Riverside College and NETA Training.

NETA Training Managing Director Phil Blewitt with Stockton Riverside College Principal Phil Cook along with staff and visitors at the new NETA Training Lustrum facility Credit: Stockton Riverside College

“By putting in place the skills infrastructure required by these important industries, it will help the Tees Valley to build on existing assets and secure its position as a centre of excellence for engineering, energy and low carbon.

“Within the last decade the UK has become a world leader in the renewable energy sector, particularly in wind energy. The Tees Valley is in an excellent position to corner a large

– NETA’s managing director, Phil Blewitt