In Lower Normandy, EMR is an important issue for the region. A lot is expected from the production , installation and maintenance of Offshore wind turbines and tidal turbines. The project is to be developped so that it meets the requirement of the industrial environment at the right moment as it is in keeping with the supply chain development agenda. The desired impact is to provide skilled workforce to the industry when required.
From a Scottish perspective, this will assist in the delivery of the Scottish Energy skills Investment Plan through identifying suitable industry recognised training programmes. With regard to Marine Renewables in particular there are great benefits to be gained as working is only just starting to address future skills challenges and this project will support this development. It will also support the ongoing wind development and the supply chain which can present the biggest local economic impact.
In Norway it is expected that the project forecasts future development of the industry with a workforce which will be ready to meet its requirement. MRE is not fully developped and little is done to address the training requirements of the sector at level 4, the college’s goal as a local stakeholder is to be at the forefront of training for this industry and train our future workforce and widen the scope of their employability through transnational mobilty backed up by innovative training pathways. On a wider scope we wish to disseminate our approach and inspire other vocational colleges.