The Renewable Energy Skills Forum (RESF) has established a number of groups that will help deliver its work plan to address skills issues in the renewable heat industry.
National advisory groups have been set up in Northern Ireland, Scotland and Wales to monitor progress and contribute from their own country’s perspective.
An Industry Working Group has been established to identify the skills needs of the sector (demand-side), and a Training Working Group has been set up to identify the courses, qualifications and materials that will deliver sector needs (supply-side).
The RESF’s aim is to be the proactive voice of skills for the renewable heat industry. Its role includes establishing a UK register of approved qualifications that provide evidence of competence for Microgeneration Certification Scheme accreditation and influencing the quality assurance of training delivery and assessment.
“The new working groups represent an even greater opportunity for individuals and organisations to engage with the forum,” said Nigel Hollett, general manager of SummitSkills and chair of the forum.
“We encourage anyone with an interest in renewable heat skills to get involved in these groups to help drive the skills agenda as we move forward.”