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ESP Supporting New CPD Offering to Industry

In order to increase the energy skills provision to industry Energy Skills Partnership (ESP) are working in partnership with the Energy Technology Partnership (ETP) to support and promote a number of energy related CPD short courses being offered to industry across Scotland. Through working with industry bodies including Scottish Renewables and ESP have identified a number of CPD courses and is offering to either businesses or individuals 50% discount. Please visit our CPD page for further information and a list of courses currently being supported. Member colleges are invited to contact ESP if they have any further courses they wish to be considered for support.

Energy Skills Partnership and ScottishPower Renewables working in partnership

ScottishPower Renewables is to help fund courses at Dumfries and Galloway College and Ayr College that will allow students to gain industry recognised qualifications and help on their way to becoming wind turbine technicians. The company’s funding and support in-kind will lead to courses beginning in March 2013.

Read more: Energy Skills Partnership and ScottishPower Renewables working in partnership

Building Capacity and Capability

ESP is supporting capability and capacity building across Scotland’s colleges to ensure colleges have staff with the skills and expertise to support learners and understand and respond to the needs of industry. A survey was recently undertaken to identify key staff needs and skill requirements within Scotland’s colleges to inform the delivery of a range of training and development courses/programmes.

New Membership Update

The ESP is delighted to welcome new members to the partnership – Coatbridge College and South Lanarkshire College have joined as part of the wider Lanarkshire Federation.

Scottish Energy Laboratory

The partnership is working closely with Scottish Enterprise to develop data already captured through the energy training database to populate the Scottish Energy Laboratory (SEL) database which is a useful tool for industry and the positioning of colleges.

Microgeneration Strategy

The ESP welcomed the opportunity recently to contribute to the newly launched Micro-generation Strategy for Scotland by illustrating the colleges’ skills provision in micro-renewables.

New Membership

The ESP is delighted to welcome new members to the partnership – Motherwell College, Cumbernauld College and Reid Kerr College. 

Grow Our Own

Several discussions have taken place with the steering group on a ‘grow our own’ workforce for the energy sector; a proposal is currently being created on how the ESP can develop this idea further.