A new transition skills initiative X-Academy will focus minds on solving real-life climate-change energy issues, the founder Xodus said November 1.
The energy consultancy’s not-for-profit organisation X-Academy will provide training opportunities for people to accelerate efforts towards net zero and has already attracted funding. “We are thrilled to have the support of ETZ, bp and EnBW and are in talks with other stakeholders to ensure X-Academy can help as many people as possible,” Xodus said November 1.
The two-year mentored placements in Aberdeen will be open to graduates and people looking to reskill for positive change with 24 participants expected in the first cohort which is due to start in December. X-Academy will reinvest training profits into further skills development, climate projects and innovations.
ETZ has invested a grant of £1.6 million to fund two years of running costs and ScotWind consortium partners bp and EnBW have committed more than £1 million in a five-year deal, linked to the success of their bid.
Xodus said that with each trainee spending around 2,000 hours a year put talented and motivated people to work addressing the moon-shot ideas that could make the biggest difference. For more information please see here.