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The Energy Skills Challenge Fund, managed on behalf of the Scottish Government by Skills Development Scotland (SDS), enables new entrants into Scotland's energy sector to pick up qualifications necessary for working in renewables, oil and gas, subsea and micro-renewables.

A total of 10 providers from across Scotland have received funding to develop tailored courses designed to fast-track people into the sector, helping people make their existing skills transferrable and relevant to the energy sector.

It will also help new graduates or school-leavers fill energy-related vacancies in the sector by providing courses in essential disciplines such as diving and offshore safety.

The courses are the first step, with the fund supporting more than 900 transition training places in the past year.