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Member News17th Oct 2022

OPITO lands £5mn grant from Scottish Just Transition fund

The global safety and skills organisation OPITO has won £5mn funding from the Scottish government’s Just Transition fund, it said October 12. The money is to develop its offshore energy skills passport.

The innovative digital document will make it easy for workers to change jobs while staying in the same environment. It is due to be delivered by the end of this year.

OPITO CEO John McDonald (left, courtesy OPITO) said: “With a third of the UK offshore energy workforce based in Scotland, this is both a challenge, and an opportunity for Scotland to be a leader in the energy transition. Supporting workers to get the training they need to transition from one sector of the offshore energy industry to another is essential.”