Scottish Secretary Praises College on Green Achievements

10 June 2021

Secretary of State for Scotland, Alister Jack MP, has praised Dumfries and Galloway College for its commitment to green energy and skills during a visit to its Dumfries Campus.

Mr Jack congratulated the college for its record in promoting the green agenda, including its Green Skills Hub and recently launched Green Skills Academy, during his tour.

The MP for Dumfries and Galloway also met with college leaders, including Principal Joanna Campbell, to discuss the college’s achievements and its vision for the future of environmentalism in the South of Scotland.

Dumfries and Galloway College’s past history of environmental achievements includes winning the prestigious Green Gown Award for Sustainability Institutions in 2020 and being nominated to compete on the world stage at the upcoming international competition.

The college is also proud to be one of only two WorldSkills Centres of Excellence in Scotland and boasts student satisfaction rates of 97 percent and 94 percent for further and higher education students.

Green skills is a core part of the college’s broad and diverse curriculum, comprised of eight subject areas, and the college is able to call on its positive working relationships with those in technology, business, research, and construction to work towards keeping the South of Scotland the beautiful place that it is.

Dumfries and Galloway College is delighted to have welcomed Mr Jack to its Dumfries campus and looks forward to continuing to work with him, and with all its other valued stakeholders, to promote a clean, green, and efficient future.

 

Secretary of State for Scotland, Alister Jack MP, said:  

“Preserving and maintaining our natural environment is a priority for us all, and it is great to see Dumfries and Galloway College leading the way.

“The college offers a fantastic range of opportunities for students to apply their passion for the environment to their learning. This benefits them, their communities, and the country as a whole - both now and in the future.

“I am very impressed by the college’s ambitions for the future in this area, and I look forward to working with them in the months and years ahead.”

 

Principal Joanna Campbell said:

“I was delighted to welcome the Secretary of State to our campus in Dumfries and to show him the wonderful achievements our college has made in green energy and skills.

“Protecting and promoting our natural environment is a key principle of ours; which informs much of the learning, teaching, and working with others that we are proud to deliver.

“As we go forward, our college community remains committed to keeping our part of Scotland the stunning and healthy place that it is and we will work, in a positive, collegiate, and optimistic way, with all our valued partners to achieve this.”