A fantastic NEW FUNDING scheme has been made available residents in Scotland who have lost their jobs or are at risk of redundancy as a result of the COVID-19 pandemic to train in energy efficiency and renewables.
The Energy Skills Partnership (ESP) will be distributing funding through the National Transition Training Fund (NTTF) to nine colleges across Scotland to allow them to upskill tradespeople and help them move into roles with better potential for future growth and job retention.
The NTTF funding is aimed at people aged 25 or over who are facing redundancy. Also those who are unemployed having been made redundant on any date after 1 March 2020. However, training must be completed by the 31 July 2021.
Train in Energy Efficiency
It will offer training opportunities in areas with the potential for growth in the labour market with employment prospects. The energy efficiency sector will be a key focus with training available in areas such as: External Wall insulation, AS/GS Heat Pumps and solar thermal, energy battery storage, unvented hot water, metering for renewable heat Installation, online Passivhaus standards, Introduction to Digital Smart Homes, and Electric Vehicle Charging, as well as the more conventional 18th Edition Electrical Training.
Training needs to have been completed by 31 July, 2021. Applications can be made by an individual or their employer.
John Renwick, from ESP, said: “The National Transition Training Fund, in association with the Scottish Funding Council and the Scottish Government, is another excellent opportunity for already skilled tradesmen and women over 25 years-of-age and whose employment has suffered due to the COVID -19 pandemic to retrain in renewable technology installation and maintenance as we move our nation towards a zero emissions future for heating our buildings, reducing demand for heat and decarbonising our supply and making Scotland’s homes and buildings warmer, greener and more efficient.”
For more information on the funding and the courses available e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org