Borders College Hawick campus recently played host to the HeatSource: Low Carbon Heat installer opportunities in South of Scotland event.
Run by Built Environment – Smarter Transformation (BEST) and South of Scotland Enterprise (SOSE), the event looked at the opportunities and support available to those in the low carbon heat installation and technology sector.
The event was introduced by former MSP and now Net Zero Lead (Energy Transition) at SOSE, Paul Wheelhouse, who talked about the importance of the transition to low carbon homes in the region.
Speakers from SNIPEF (Scottish and Northern Ireland Plumbing Employer’s Federation), Skills Development Scotland (SDS), Eildon Housing Association, Borders College, and many more, also talked to delegates about the opportunities available in the sector.
The public and private sector organisations gave an insight into the pipeline of projects in the region that require a robust network of installers with knowledge and skills to deliver low carbon heat and other technologies in new and existing properties.
As a leading educator in the low carbon sector, Borders College were on board to talk about the funding and training available to companies, with participants also given the chance to tour the state-of-the-art renewable facilities located on the campus.
Jane Grant, Executive Director for Enterprise and Business Innovation at Borders College, commented: “Exploring opportunities in low carbon heat has never been more important. The College are at the forefront in delivering training around these new technologies in order to help ready the sector for net zero targets, so we were delighted to have been part of the event and hosting it at our Hawick campus.”
HeatSource is a project being run by BEST and is a collaborative knowledge hub funded by Scotland’s enterprise agencies which explores opportunities in low carbon heat. It brings together knowledge, partners and resources in order to help ready the sector for net zero targets.