Nuclear Stakeholder Summit in North Wales
Updated: Jul 15, 2019
The Nuclear Decommissioning Authority's annual Stakeholder Summit was held this week in North Wales.
Stakeholders from nuclear sites across the United Kingdom converged on Anglesey, at the Coleg Menai campus, a short distance away from the former Wylfa power station. Conservative Councillor Struan Mackie, who attended the event as Vice-chair of the Dounreay Stakeholder Group stressed the importance of close co-operation with the NDA and that the Far North could learn a lot from fellow nuclear communities.
"We come together at these events because we all belong to nuclear communities. The opportunities that the nuclear industry has brought to our areas is quantifiable and as some sites move into decommissioning there is a pressing need to diversify the economy". "Two Dounreay apprentices are here showcasing the STEM skills that they passing down to school age children, fostering rewarding skills that are valuable to all types of employers." "Anglesey and Coleg Menai have shown what can be done with close cooperation with the Nuclear Decommissioning Authority and other public bodies. The financial capital used to help develop the workforce has seen millions invested in their further educational site.”
“With the CNSRP programme focussing capital on priority programme investments and tentative moves towards a industry based skills plan for the north, we should take lessons today and bring them back to Highland."