D&A College Prospectus 2023-24

The Skills Academy is a partnership we are very excited to be a part of at Michelin Scotland Innovation Parc (MSIP), building on the strong legacy of Dundee and Michelin. Working alongside university and industry partners, the Skills Academy will offer a wide range of courses for learners at all levels, either currently working or looking to work in the sustainable mobility and decarbonisation sectors, to create a skilled future workforce to support Scotland's net zero ambitions.

Funding from the SeagreenWind Energy Limited (SWEL) fund fromSSE Renewables, has allowed the creation of Skills for the Future Labs within our Engineering Partnership Innovation Centre in Arbroath, and MSIP Skills Academy in Dundee. The Seagreen wind farmoff the Angus coast is set to become Scotland’s largest offshore wind farm, and will require a workforce spanning technical, operations and safety. The Labs will support the development and delivery of a STEM pathway, providing primary, secondary, further and higher education and industry with the opportunities to develop the knowledge, understanding and skills for careers in STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics) .

We have joined forces with key organisations from across the region, including Angus Council, in the Tay Cities Engineering Partnership (TCEP) to drive the transformation of manufacturing processes required tomeet the ambitions of The Fourth Industrial Revolution. The collaboration includes the formation of the Engineering Partnership Innovation Centre (EPIC) on our Arbroath campus, a state-of-the-art centre providing the necessary skills and training opportunities to develop the engineers of the future.

We are proud to work in partnership with Crown Estate Scotland to help inspire the green workforce of the future at the clean growth enterprise hub, ZeroFour, in Montrose. ZeroFour aims to become a national centre of excellence, helping the development of clean energy industries, and is expected to create hundreds of opportunities in STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics) related industries as well the skills needed to guarantee that our region is well-prepared to deliver the transition to net zero.


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