Policy Drivers

Scottish Government Energy Strategy – Scotland’s first Energy Strategy will strengthen the development of local energy, protect and empower consumers, and support Scotland’s climate change ambitions while tackling poor energy provision.

Built around six energy priorities this Strategy will guide the decisions that the Scottish Government make with partner organisations.

Manufacturing Action Plan (MAP) – ESP represent the college sector on the Skills Workstream which aims to improve productivity and increase investment in the manufacturing industry so that it continues to address regional imbalances, create highly skilled jobs, and grow the Scottish economy.

NMIS – £100 million is being invested in developing a National Manufacturing Institute for Scotland (NMIS) that will provide support for manufacturing businesses, help to attract investment, and connect all of Scotland’s engineering universities and colleges.

The vision is for the NMIS to be an industry-led international centre of manufacturing expertise, where research, industry and the public sector work together to transform skills, productivity and innovation to attract investment and make Scotland a global leader in advanced manufacturing.

ESP continues to work on behalf of the college sector on the ‘Skills’ and ‘Outreach’ Workstreams of NMIS.           

ESP expanded remit for Wider Manufacture – Manufacture is a key priority for Scotland involving a range of industry sectors. ESP has widened its remit with a focus on the wider manufacture agenda, NMIS, Advanced Manufacture with alignment to sector Skills Investment Plans.