NESCol Training Event

14 March 2023 - Published by Louise Napier

Aberdeen City Council’s HyTrEc2 project, in partnership with North East Scotland College (NESCol), invited the public to an open session on Thursday 6 October showcasing Aberdeen’s fleet of hydrogen vehicles.

The session formed part of day of pilot training modules being launched by NESCol and the European-funded HyTrEc2 project focused on stimulating the hydrogen economy and creating jobs.

The fleet on show included the Wrightbus double decker “Streetdeck”, operated by First Bus, Toyota Mirais, Hyundai Nexos, and a dual-fuel hydrogen-diesel Aberdeen City Council roadsweeper.

The training modules brought together higher education, vocational education learners, local authorities and industry, including students at NESCol, Robert Gordon University, Aberdeen University, and staff from local garages and haulage companies, with further sessions planned.

The modules were based on the HyTrEc2 Skills Framework project findings and were aimed at upskilling the current labour force to be hydrogen-ready. The training modules that were piloted included: Introduction to Hydrogen Safety/Handling, Hydrogen Storage, Applications of Hydrogen as well as a current training on offer at NESCol for electric vehicles. 

The hydrogen training day was made possible thanks to NESCol, and the Interreg VB North Sea Region funded HyTrEc2 Project (European Regional Development Fund).