On Thursday 22 June, colleagues from MIDAS (Manchester’s Inward Investment Agency – which forms part of the Growth Company) and Greater Manchester Combined Authority (GMCA) welcomed ‘North Carolina’s Workforce Development and Clean Energy Delegation’ visit to our Green Skills Academy in Trafford Park.
The North Carolina delegation included government representatives from trade, economic development, transport, clean energy as well as academics. Their visit was part of six-days of activity, including visits to leaders of innovation in Greater Manchester, Liverpool and North Wales.
Greater Manchester and North Carolina are working together to enhance trade relations, promote economic development and increase investment in their respective regions – which includes increased co-operation across clean technology and energy.
Introducing our Green Skills Academy
The visit was a fantastic opportunity to share the Academy’s innovative green technology and comprehensive training offer to an international audience. Launched in January 2023, the Academy now plays a critical role in Greater Manchester’s ambitions to reach Net Zero carbon by 2038.
The 90-minute visit was hosted by Roosevelt Alexander, Director of the Green Skills Academy, Rachel Eyre - Head of Advanced Manufacturing and Low Carbon at MIDAS and subject matter experts from GMCA: Sean Owen, Head of Low Carbon and Sharon Weetman, Principal - Education, Skills & Work.