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Steering Group

The ESP steering group which is chaired by Grant Ritchie, principal at Dundee and Angus College drives forward the activity of the ESP strategy.

Steering group membership consists of senior staff from the following core members:









 forth valley









    city of glasgow


    Glasgow Clyde College logo


 West College Scotland  West Lothian College logo


Along with senior officials from the Scottish Funding Council and Skills Development Scotland.


The ESP vision is of a college sector which works collaboratively to deliver the right skills, in the right place at the right time for the energy, engineering and construction sectors, maximising Scotland’s economic development and the generation of industry capacity for jobs growth.

Its aims are:

  1. to be the interface between Scotland’s colleges and government, government agencies, industry bodies and trade associations; and to provide influence and support skills developments across Scotland’s colleges;
  2. to play a key role in economic development and job creation;
  3. to establish a demand-led system that will deliver high quality provision based on energy sector needs;
  4. to work with partners to promote the energy, engineering, construction and STEM sectors as careers of choice and develop seamless pathways through schools to college to university