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Energy Skills Scotland announced with double funding

A doubling of planned funding to improve oil and gas training facilities and develop other energy sector skills courses has been announced by the First Minister.

Led by Skills Development Scotland and located at Robert Gordon University, Energy Skills Scotland (ESS) is being backed by an investment package worth £6.5 million – double the original amount unveiled last year, Alex Salmond has revealed during a visit today to the ASET industry training platform at Aberdeen College.

Through the development of a dedicated Energy Skills Scotland Gateway, ESS will work with industry to boost collaboration and encourage more talent into and across the energy sector – specifically to encourage and support more women, young people and mid-career professionals into the industry. 

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