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 Session 1 & 2

Virtual events: Tuesday 27 April / Tuesday 4 May, 08.30-10.00

Scottish Engineering is delighted to announce the first of our Net-Zero Skills Support virtual events, aimed at supporting SMEs to ensure that they are ready to play a role in Scotland’s green recovery.

Our introductory sessions “The Path to Net-Zero” will be split into two sessions, with session 1 taking place on Tuesday 27 April and session 2 on Tuesday 4 May. Both events will begin at 8.30am and end at 10.00am.


Dr Eric Boinard, Project Lead

In these essential online events, you will hear from our project lead, Dr Eric Boinard who will provide an introduction to what “Net-Zero” actu

ally means, why it is something organisations need to be thinking about now, the opportunities the race to Net-Zero presents, and the skills many businesses will require for carbon reduction of their own operation. There will also be an overview of our plans for developing the Net-Zero Skills Support Programme over the next 12 months.

Each session will conclude with a short Q&A opportunity. To register for these free events, click the link below to go to the registration form. We will then forward you joining details for session 1 and 2. Alternatively, you can email sarahcarvill@scottishengineering.org.uk or call us on 0141 221 3181 to register. 


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