Our Net Zero Skills Support programme has been modelled on Skills Development Scotland’s Climate Emergency Skills Action Plan. With a global focus on decarbonisation a key part of COVID economic recovery, this initiative will help ensure that SMEs are ready to play a role in Scotland’s green recovery, and can take full advantage of opportunities for diversification, strengthening sustainability and planning their own net-zero route map.

The programme is a result of discussions with member companies following their feedback early in 2020 where a strong majority of respondents (92%) reported that their organisations recognise that the declared climate emergency is real and requires an urgent response. When asked to describe the organisation’s view of the threat or opportunity that the business faces from this, 46% stated they were concerned, while only 18% saw opportunity, giving this initiative a clear target to improve that balance. This is a twelve-month programme funded by Skills Development Scotland, with support open to all Scottish engineering and manufacturing sector SMEs, and will be delivered through a series of online workshops and one-to-one sessions, with supporting materials developed and made available digitally.

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Programme of events

The Path to Net-Zero - Building, Transport and Industry

Virtual event: Tuesday 17th August | 8.30-10.00am

Scottish Engineering is pleased to announce the next webinar in our follow-up series that will focus on the specific Chapters of Building, Transport, and Industry as defined in the Scottish Government Climate Change Plan.

We have now opened registration for our next session on Tue 17th August, 8.30-10am. This webinar will be centred on Chapters 2, 3, and 4 of the Scottish Government Climate Change Plan focusing on “Building, Transport, and Industry”.

You will hear from our project lead, Dr. Eric Boinard who will provide detailed information for each Chapter. Based on the same methodology used in our previous sessions, the webinar will be designed to enhance innovation discovery, opportunities for growth and roadmap execution. This event will see Eric explain the prospects these key Chapters offer, provide examples of innovation in Scotland and further afield, highlight the possibilities made available in Chapters 2, 3, and 4 and guide you through the skills required to build your own roadmap.

Dr. Eric Boinard, Project Lead

Dr. Eric Boinard joins the ScotEng team to lead this project. Bringing a wealth of experience to the programme along with a keen interest in sustainability and lean operations, Eric will deliver this twelve-month programme through a series of online workshops and one-to-one sessions. Our Net-Zero Skills Support Programme is fully funded by Skills Development Scotland and the support is open to all Scottish engineering and manufacturing sector SMEs.

The event will conclude with a short Q&A opportunity. To register for this free session, click the link below and complete our registration form. We’ll then forward you the joining details. Alternatively, you can email sarahcarvill@scottishengineering.org.uk to register.

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