You’ve heard of white van man, but now a Somerset College is rolling out green van man to help deliver eco technology courses.

The new Green Skills Academy has seen Norton Radstock College team up with City of Bath College with the support of Bath and North East Somerset Council.

It will provide training on emerging renewable and sustainable technologies, particularly targeting unemployed young people and small to medium enterprises in the Bath and North East Somerset area.

And Norton Radstock College has taken delivery of a specially-branded van that will help get the message across.

Ray Nicholson, senior curriculum leader of engineering, motor vehicle and construction at Norton Radstock College, said: “The van will be equipped so we can teach renewable energies and take it out on the road and show companies how they can progress in reducing their carbon footprint.”

Lecturer and programme coordinator for construction Mark Andrews added: “We want to deliver bespoke courses and this gives us another option for going out to the workplace to promote or deliver small courses.”

The van will be equipped with examples of solar panels, generators and wind power.

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