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BLOODHOUND Scotland Launched at Glasgow Science Centre.

BLOODHOUND Launch Army 1 March

The Energy Skills Partnership (ESP) is working with the Army to bring the BLOODHOUND Rocket Car Challenge to Scotland. The BLOODHOUND Project is a global Engineering Adventure, using a 1000mph world land speed record attempt to inspire the next generation to enjoy, explore and get involved in science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM).

Read more: BLOODHOUND Scotland Launched at Glasgow Science Centre.

Success for Energy Skills Partnership at Scottish Renewables Green Energy Awards

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On the 3 December 2015, Scottish Renewables hosted the Green Energy Awards 2015. 

The Energy Skills Partnership (ESP) was nominated and awarded the Contribution to Skills and Training Award at the ceremony held in Edinburgh. This follows on from a previous win for ESP who won the same award in 2013.

Read more: Success for Energy Skills Partnership at Scottish Renewables Green Energy Awards

Introduction to Virtual Welding

Earlier this summer, ESP purchased a Fronius Mobile Virtual Welding Machine as a shared resource accessible to all colleges.

This equipment will be an invaluable resource reducing consumables costs and allowing colleges to reach out to potential students in schools.

Read more: Introduction to Virtual Welding

Transmission and Distribution

ESP has worked with SDS and the National Skills Academy for Power to establish a Transmission and Distribution Industry Advisory Group and is currently working with them and Scottish Renewables to establish a Renewable Energy Industry Advisory Group.

Read more: Transmission and Distribution

Wind Turbine Technicians

ESP have been working with Deutsche Wind Technik (DWT) to place wind turbine technicians from Scotland’s colleges into industry. Following interest from DWT in wind turbine technician CVs posted on ESP’s website, 3 recently qualified Wind Turbine Technicians from Fife and Dumfries & Galloway colleges secured full time employment. ESP hope to build on this success by working with other employers in the sector and are collating CVs from the current cohort of wind turbine technicians training at colleges across Scotland.  
 

Level 4 Hybrid vehicles Train-the-Trainer

ESP has commissioned two IMI Hybrid Vehicles Level 4 Train-the-Trainer courses at New College Lanarkshire in June. This saw16 staff from colleges across Scotland be the first lecturers in Scotland to gain their Level 4 Diagnosis, Testing and Repair of Electric/Hybrid Vehicles and Components.

ESP working with RenewableUK

ESP’s Director, Jim Brown has been elected new Chair of RenewableUK’s Skills & Employment Strategy Group (SESG) that represents industry and provides leadership in addressing skills gaps in the Wind and Marine sector.

Siemens & Offshore Renewable Energy Catapult Study Visit

College staff from the Wind and Marine Training Network along with representatives from Skills Development Scotland and Scottish Enterprise attended a study visit to Siemens training centre in Newcastle.  The study visit also included a visit to the Offshore Renewable Energy Catapult at the National Renewable Energy Centre.

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