The Alliance of Sector Skills Councils

Scotland

Scotland contact: Bob Blake

T: 07834 868969 

E: robert.blake@summitskills.org.uk 

 Low Carbon Skills Fund - 50% funding towards training costs for Scottish business 

The Low Carbon Skills Fund operated by Skills Development Scotland was launched in 2010 to encourage employers to put staff through training that would reduce company running costs and harness low carbon technology. The initiative is also part of a drive to reduce Scotland's carbon footprint in line with targets set by the Scottish Climate Change Act (2009).

The Low Carbon Skills Fund gives Scottish businesses with up to 250 employees the opportunity to apply for up to £12,500 towards employee training costs. It provides 50% of training costs, up to a maximum of £500 per episode and 25 episodes per company. The main areas covered by the Low Carbon Skills Fund are:
• Renewable energy, low carbon technologies and microgeneration
• Energy efficiency, environmental and clean technologies
• Waste management and reuse
• Reducing carbon in supply and energy management
The Scottish Government has made clear its ambitions to make Scotland a world leader in renewable energy, harnessing the country's natural resources and reducing waste.
The Low Carbon Skills Fund is supported by the European Social Fund and is still open to applications. Visit www.skillsdevelopmentscotland.co.uk/lowcarbon or call 0800 783 6000 to find out more.
  

Management training with 50% discount

 Following on from a successful training programme in 2010, SummitSkills is facilitating further management training in 2011. We are further delighted to report that Skills Development Scotland (SDS) will pay 50% of the training costs under the terms of the Flexible Training Opportunity (FTO). The courses on offer are part of the SummitSkills' Management Supervision and Leadership (MSL) Framework and are available at levels 2 and 3. Find out more

Winners of first ever West Scotland Construction and Built Environment Challenge 

A team of 10 pupils from Castlemilk High School in Glasgow have become champions of the first ever Construction and the Built Environment Challenge to be held in the West of Scotland, after beating off competition from 29 other schools from Glasgow and North Lanarkshire.

The team of S2 pupils, aged between 13 and 14, scooped the title after an outstanding performance in a series of activities at Hampden Park on 24th January 2012. These involved constructing a PV solar powered irrigation system, building a pagoda and solving plumbing and electrical challenges. Second and third place was won by Caldervale High School
and Hutchesons’ Grammar School respectively. Read more

Preston Lodge pupils crowned champions in Construction and Built Environment Challenge

A team of 10 pupils from Preston Lodge High School in Prestonpans, East Lothian, have become the 2011-2012 East of Scotland Construction and Built Environment Challenge champions, after beating off competition from over 26 other schools from across Edinburgh and the Lothians.
 
The team of S2 pupils, aged between 13 and 14, scooped the title after an outstanding performance in series of activities at the Corn Exchange in Edinburgh, on Thursday 19th January 2012. These involved assembling a garden shed, tiling a replica roof and solving plumbing and electrical challenges. Second and third place was won by Armadale High School and Tynecastle High School respectively. Read more
 

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