The National Manufacturing Institute Scotland’s Manufacturing Skills Academy, has today announced a new scheme that will support manufacturing businesses with the upskilling of their workforces, as well as improving their knowledge of the funding landscape, as they recover and grow following the pandemic.

As part of the campaign, the Manufacturing Skills Academy will help manufacturers take advantage of new market opportunities as Scotland continues its COVID-19 response and recovery. By highlighting the skills required for emerging manufacturing sectors, including roles within green sectors, the team will help employers and employees upskill and diversify while working to futureproof businesses so that jobs exist after the immediate COVID recovery phase.

The initiative, which is part of the funding awarded to National Manufacturing Institute Scotland (NMIS) earlier this year from the Scottish Government’s £20 million National Transition Training Fund (NTTF), will also see the wider NMIS Group, which is operated by the University of Strathclyde, and located within the Advanced Manufacturing Innovation District Scotland (AMIDS), encourage Scottish manufacturing businesses to utilise available opportunities for innovation, through the UK and Scottish Government R&D funding schemes, and support manufacturers and associated supply chain partners of all sizes in identifying the best solution for them.

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