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Ken Skates, the Deputy Minister for Skills and Technology, has hailed £2.3m of funding for training in the energy sector as "fantastic news."
The funding will focus on preparing people for work on major developments on Anglesey, especially Wylfa Newydd, the planned nuclear power station.
I’m delighted to announce this additional £2.3 million of funding from the Welsh Government to support the Energy Island Programme.This is fantastic news for Anglesey and the surrounding region.
A project as ambitious and wide-ranging as this will require a highly skilled workforce with the experience, knowledge and expertise to meet the demands of the energy industry, particularly when it comes to both the construction and operation of Wylfa Newydd.
– Ken Skates AM, Deputy Minister for Skills and Technology
This investment means that Grwp Llandrillo Menai can both expand its training provision and build on its links with industry to deliver the kind of practical, hands-on work placements that learners will need.
I’m also particularly pleased that, thanks to this funding, apprentices will be at the forefront of Energy Island’s development. Having work-ready young people in place to support major projects will make such a difference and, in the long-term, can only strengthen the region’s labour pool.
The Deputy Minister for Skills and Technology, Ken Skates, has announced a £2.3m investment in training for Wales’ energy sector.
This will focus on preparing people for work on major developments on Anglesey, especially Wylfa Newydd, the planned nuclear power station.
The boost was announced at a crucial meeting with Grwp Llandrillo Menai leaders at the Coleg Menai Energy Centre at Llangefni.
The centre is set to be the hub for programmes for a huge range of engineering, construction and support activities.
The investment will also be a major boost for apprenticeships, to ensure work-ready people are available as major projects build momentum. The Grwp has already established a successful apprenticeship employment agency, Cwmni Prentis Menai, and plans to build on its initial success.
Retired engineer Gary Day, who says he saved himself and three neighbours more than £2,300 after discovering their electricity meter clocks were wrong, told Which? magazine: "I have only checked four meters and every single one of them was wrong.
"I am horrified that there might be hundreds of others that have these clock errors and don't realise it."
A retired engineer from South Wales says he has saved himself and three neighbours more than £2,300 after discovering their electricity meter clocks were wrong.
Gary Day said two replacement meters failed and he was wrongly told his clock would automatically adjust to British Summer Time.
His neighbour Andrew Murphy claimed back around £800 after discovering his clock was about three hours out.
Certain tariffs offer customers a lower rate for electricity during some hours and a higher rate for others.
Consumer group Which? is now warning up to 3.9 million households reliant on these tariffs could be paying too much due to the incorrect meter clocks.
Around a million households in Wales will see energy costs rise from today.
The owners of SWALEC, SSE, announced last month an average hike of 8.2 per cent.
It says that equates to two pounds a week for a typical dual fuel customer.
Wholesale prices and environmental, social and delivery costs are said to be to blame.
As energy companies are grilled by MPs about their profits and bonuses as they raise prices once again Rob Shelley has been hearing how one Welsh family is struggling to keep up with winter fuel costs.
North Wales MP Albert Owen asked Ian Peters from British Gas why energy bosses are getting huge bonuses.
The boss of the company which owns the energy firm Swalec has defended his firm's profits saying that without them it wouldn't be able to employ so many people. William Morris was amongst the energy chiefs quizzed by MPs about price rises today.
Bosses from the UK's six largest energy providers will be grilled by MPs today about recent price hikes.
Four of the companies have announced rises to average dual fuel energy bills:
- SSE - up by 8.2 percent for 10 million customer
- British Gas - up by 9.2 percent for 7.8 million customers
- RWE npower - up by 10.4 percent for 3.1 million customers
- ScottishPower - up by 7 percent for 2.2 million customers