Meeting the Skills Shortage in the Utility Sector

We’re proud to be leading on a new multi-partner initiative responding to an urgent need to meet skills shortage and skills gaps in the utility sector.

With the support of Skills Development Scotland Oil and Gas Transition Training Fund, South Lanarkshire College, City of Glasgow College and Fife College under the aegis of the Energy Skills Partnership will be delivering a series of bespoke training programmes designed and delivered in conjunction with employers, to progress former oil and gas workers retrain as smart meter installers.

The funding will allow for 81 workers made redundant from the oil and gas sector, to be upskilled over a 2 year period across the Glasgow, Lanarkshire and Fife areas.

Employers are welcoming the initiative, as it will help them meet the new Government’s agenda for utility companies to fit 54 million smart meters by 2020 across the UK.

Stewart McKillop, Principal at South Lanarkshire College says: “The Oil and Gas Transition Fund is a significant initiative to meet the urgent need to meet the skills shortage in the smart metering sector”.

 

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