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.