ESP, in partnership with SGN, Orkney College UHI and Dundee and Angus College, have developed an online awareness course in Hydrogen. From discussions with SGN and government agencies, we realised that the expansion of the hydrogen economy is projected to make a significant impact on sustainable economic health. There was a need for general awareness of hydrogen and it’s uses of. An online tool was developed aimed at a broad audience with the purpose of introducing a future career in hydrogen. Industry involvement was sought through SGN and SHFCA members. Areas covered include;
· Introduction to hydrogen
· types of hydrogen
· health & safety
· future careers options in the hydrogen industry
The course was piloted with six colleges and industry partners during April 2020. Feedback from the pilot was positive and will inform future phases of the tool. With the potential to increase content and develop into a major awareness tool which will signpost those interested in a career in hydrogen to the appropriate path. Colleges will use the tool with engineering and science students and school groups. Industry plans to use the tool as an education tool for gas network customers.