Dundee institutions team up to deliver green skills

Borne out of the closure of the Dundee-based tyre factory, the Michelin Scotland Innovation Parc (MSIP) is an ambitious joint venture to drive growth and diversity in the Scottish economy while addressing the global climate emergency.

Alongside other local further and higher institutions, the University of Dundee helped develop the MSIP Skills Academy which brings skills and knowledge from the college and universities together with industry to deliver new green skills. By offering a broad and flexible curriculum in areas including manufacturing, renewable energy, low carbon transport and battery technology, ranging from entry-level qualifications to professional development, the MSIP Skills Academy will be a national skills centre of excellence that will inspire, educate and prepare the future workforce, to accelerate the green recovery.

Using a large industrial unit, the MSIP Skills Academy will have classrooms, workshops and large, versatile space for learning and demonstrations of new and emerging technologies. It has been built to be flexible to ensure the MSIP Skills Academy can adapt to curriculum changes and industry’s skills needs. Curriculum development has been underway since August this year, with the first learners due to arrive at the physical space in January 2022.