SELECT, the 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.
The 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 SELECT’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.
SELECT’s training courses are extremely highly regarded within the industry and have attracted superlative accreditation scoring from bodies such as the SQA. They exceed in standard anything else available from other providers.
SELECT’s 1250 member companies account for around 90% of all electrical installation work carried out in Scotland. They have a collective turnover of around £1 billion and provide employment for 15,000 people.
For more information please contact Alan Wilson, Head of Membership and Communications at SELECT, the Electrical Contractors’ Association of Scotland, The Walled Garden, Bush Estate, Midlothian, EH26 0SB. T:  0131 445 5577. W: