New committee to ensure training excellence remains at forefront of electrical industry

Fiona Harper

Scotland’s campaigning electrical trade association has established a new training regime aimed at enhancing members’ input into training activity and meeting the future skills needs of the industry as a whole.

SELECT’s Training, Skills and Development Committee met for the first time in April with a brief to monitor and review all matters relating to training and development as they affect the association’s members.

It is also engaging positively with third parties such as the Scottish Government, Skills Development Scotland, the Scottish Qualifications Authority/Scottish Joint Industry Board (the Joint Awarding Body for the SVQ), training providers and other trade bodies.

Fiona Harper, SELECT’s head of employment affairs and secretary of the new committee, said: “The electrotechnical sector is a complex and fast-moving environment and training is at the heart of everything we do.

“Modern electricians are highly-skilled, professional people and it is essential that they are in the vanguard of changes in the industry and up to speed with new developments which affect the work they do.”

The new committee will maintain an action plan in support of SELECT’s strategic objectives, give strategic direction to BSE Skills and collaborate with the SQA, SDS and the Electrical Contractors’ Association. It will also monitor training content to ensure it is relevant, current and accurate.

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