In February 2015, Prontoport officially opened its new training tower as part of its training academy for engineering students and unemployed people. Prontoport worked closely with ‘Team North Ayrshire’ partners – including North Ayrshire Council, Scottish Enterprise, Ayrshire College and Job Centre Plus on the expansion programme at its Irvine base where the new training academy is situated. The new facility offers specialist training such as working at height; manual handling; fire awareness; first aid; and, confined space & rescue.

Soon following the official opening in February 2015, the tower facilitated the first of many ‘working at height’ course for 14 unemployed people with the hope of kick starting their career in the renewables sector. The Wind Turbine Technician Starter Course is the first of its kind in the West of Scotland.

Prontoport is one of many local companies working closely in partnership with public and third sector organisations who represent the Community Planning Partenrship.

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