Date lodged: 15 February 2018
To ask the Scottish Government what initiatives it is putting in place to (a) provide and (b) fund System Applications Products (SAP) courses, exams and certificates for unemployed people wishing to return to work in the oil and gas industry.
Answered by: Paul Wheelhouse 13 March 2018
- That they are actively seeking alternative employment and have identified valid vacancies in a relevant sector; and that
- They have identified specific retraining, up-skilling or certification requirements that will advance the pursuit of the identified opportunities.
One of TTF’s strengths is that the individuals are enabled to choose the relevant training, which can include System Application Products, that will aid individuals in securing employment in their chosen field. As at 20 February 2018, TTF has supported seven individuals undertaking System Application Products with UK providers, and the funding includes course fees, exams and certification.