Sector Skills Council for energy sector

A
new Sector Skills Council (SSC) for the chemicals, nuclear, oil and gas,
petroleum and polymer industries has been launched.

Named
Cogent, it will allow employers representing the five sectors to exercise
greater influence on education and skills, and improve their business
performance through workforce development.

Speaking
at the launch, Ivan Lewis, minister for skills and vocational training, said:
"By launching Cogent we are giving employers a powerful voice in closing
skills gaps in their sector.

"Cogent
will work with employers to raise the skills of the whole workforce, and with
training providers, colleges and universities to ensure that their provision is
relevant to employers’ needs," he said.

By Mike Berry

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