Save the Date – PassivHaus in Practice Immersive Training

26th – 28th July 2021 The construction sector is gearing up for major change with a particular focus on reducing carbon emissions in order to achieve net zero carbon targets by 2045.  Key to this transformation is the requirement to improve…

Begin with the end in mind

When elections come around it’s hard to escape the bombardment of broadcast media, debates, and leaflets through our letterboxes – so far door knocking has not been permitted – but normal service will resume on that shortly. You have been…

Creating a Diverse Workforce

We’re looking to work with 4 STEM organisations in Scotland to take part in a free training and consultancy pilot. What you’ll get: Support from experts to create holistic Equality, Diversity, and Inclusion strategy Three online…

Somebody should do something about that

On the side of my filing cabinet in my home office I have a poster with a quote from the Dalia Lama, which says, “There are only two days in the year that nothing can be done.  One is called yesterday, and the other is called tomorrow.  …

7 Manifesto Asks

In the spirit of contributing to the debate for the Scottish Parliament 2021 election campaign, we are publishing our 7 Asks for the next parliament to Be Positive, Be Bold, and Be Fair. Read our manifesto asks here. STEM Skills are pivotal…

A Message from our Director

I started February with optimism.  The days are getting lighter, vaccine rollout is making progress to a time when we can once again meet our family, friends and colleagues face to face. Lockdowns will be eased, and some new sense of normalcy…

Celebrating Scottish Apprenticeship Week with Diodes

Equate Scotland are delighted to be hosting our next Equate MeetUp in collaboration with Diodes, West College of Scotland and DYW West to promote Modern Apprenticeship opportunities. This event takes place on 2nd March 6pm - 7.30pm on Zoom.…

Invite for Women in Engineering

Invite for Women in Engineering Skills Development Scotland (SDS) is working with employers to develop new technical apprenticeships in engineering (at SCQF level 8), including in Digital Manufacturing.  A Technical Expert Group has been established…

New Years Resolution: Flexible working and affordable childcare

January is normally a time for renewal and New Year resolutions – but just as 2020 left us with a year like no other, 2021 stretches before us already promising another form of new normal.  COVID-19 is still with us.  The vaccine roll-out…