Skills boost for energy industry
Energy industry bodies Subsea UK and Opito are getting awards from a £2million fund aimed at attracting vital new entrants into the industry and helping people to diversify their skills.
Diver training facility the Underwater Centre at Fort William and Orkney College have also secured a share of the Energy Challenge Fund, set up to help tackle the skills shortage in the oil and gas industry.
The fund, managed on behalf of the Scottish Government by Skills Development Scotland, will support employers’ skill needs. The training is aimed at helping people to gain the qualifications necessary for working in oil and gas, including the subsea sector, plus renewables and micro-renewables.
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