eCom helps in achieving the UK and Scottish Governments' Energy Strategy aims

By: Bob Little PR
DUNFERMLINE, Scotland - March 15, 2022 - PRLog -- Helping people re-focus their energy-related industry skills – along with up-skilling and re-skilling for the energy industry - are key ways in which the digital learning and assessment specialist, eCom Learning Solutions is contributing to achieve the aims of the UK's and the Scottish Government's Energy Strategies.

A member of both Offshore Energies UK (OEUK), the leading representative body for the UK offshore oil and gas industry, as well as of DeepWind, an organisation intended to increase supply chain competitiveness and productivity to the renewable energy sector in Scotland, eCom is helping companies in this sector to assess and digitally certificate their workforces' skills. Furthermore, eCom is developing company-specific digital learning materials – which can be made available online or offline via eCom's learning management system – to develop relevant skills and help those who need to port their existing oil and gas related skills to the skills relevant to the renewables sector.

The UK aims to grow its low-carbon and nature sectors to cover some 2m full-time-equivalent roles by 2030.

Wendy Edie, eCom's Managing Director, commented, "The UK's focus on decarbonisation and clean energy is set to unlock 625,000 jobs, which is equivalent to 90% of the jobs lost to the coronavirus pandemic – and each of these have learning and assessment requirements, which eCom provides. In addition, EY's research found that 13,000 clean energy projects look set to be built globally, amounting to more than $2trn in investment opportunities and up to one Terawatt of additional renewable generation capacity.

"eCom has developed extensive experience of working in the energy sector in recent years," continued Wendy. "This includes creating an online self-assessment tool to benchmark individuals' skills and identify skills gaps within the international operational geoscience community, developed for Operations Geoscience International Competency Assessment (OGICA), a UK-registered, not-for-profit collective of experienced energy industry professionals – and now being deployed around the world.

"Another major eCom-developed eAssessment programme, introduced in December 2016 by International Well Control Forum (IWCF) - the only independent body focused on oil and gas well control planning and accreditation – has already assessed some 30,000 candidates online, worldwide."

The UK's Energy Policy sets the goal of the UK economy of being 'net zero' by 2050. (see: The Scottish Government's Energy Policy ( also published in March last year, has the key themes of Skills and Jobs; Supporting Local Communities, and Innovation.

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