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Wind farm apprenticeship scheme moves a step closer

Wind farm apprenticeship scheme moves a step closer

A new £2 million apprenticeship scheme has moved a step closer after a wind farm developer's plan was given the thumbs up by Fife Council.

The collaboration between Adam Smith College and Carbon Free Earlseat will see six renewable energy apprenticeships created each year.

It comes after the local authority recommended Carbon Free's nine-turbine wind farm be given the green light, with officials set to discuss the proposals further in the coming weeks.

Dr Craig Thomson, principal at Adam Smith College, said that it is important for the public and private sectors to work together to create opportunities for young people.

"This apprenticeship scheme will cement the college's role as a key player in helping Fife plug the skills gap and provide employers with a local talent pool," he added.

The Learning a Living report from Working Links recently found that the majority of employers believe apprenticeships represent a good way of reducing youth unemployment in the UK.

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