The ECITB acts on behalf of the industry to attract, develop and qualify a workforce to fulfil the growing demands of the engineering construction industry.
ECITB’s offshore regional account manager, Susan Smart, said: “There are challenges we need to address in order to successfully deliver to the renewable energy sector. The engineering construction industry will experience a significant deficit of skilled people over the next few years as projects come on line. We must work together to ensure we have as transferable a workforce as possible to reduce waste as the same people move from project to project across sectors within the industry. This event will help to open discussions on how the ECITB can support the sector and how organisations collaborate to deliver the skills needed to develop the sector for the future.
“The renewables sector is a major opportunity for growth in Scotland. The main objective for the ECITB is to ensure that there are appropriate entry level, graduate and re-skilling courses available and that we attract the right people to the industry. This sector requires engineers with multiple transferable engineering skills and ECITB courses are developed with this in mind,” Susan added.