Date lodged: 8 February 2018
To ask the Scottish Government how many applications there have been to the Transition Training Fund to train for employment in the offshore (a) renewable energy and (b) decommissioning sector, and how many awards have been granted.
Answered by: Paul Wheelhouse 6 March 2018
The Transition Training Fund individual route, which enables applicants to apply directly for funding of up to £4,000 aligned to evidenced job opportunities has received:
- As of the 9 February, 724 applications supporting training in Renewables, of which 300 have been approved;
- As of the 9 February, 15 applications supporting training in Decommissioning, and of these 5 have been approved.
In addition, the Transition Training Fund has contracted with training providers delivering transition programmes aligned to industry identified opportunities within the Renewables sector, including Wind turbine installation, blade maintenance and repair and wind logistics. As of the 9 February, 69 individuals have undertaken the programme .