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Panasonic partners with Scottish colleges

An official launch of the partnership took place at the Skills Centre at Glasgow Clyde College yesterday (May 29)

UK: Panasonic is partnering with three of Scotland’s leading colleges to provide relevant heat pump training to the next generation of heating and plumbing installers. 

The college sector agency ESP (Energy Skills Partnership) has helped create the partnership between Panasonic, Dumfries and Galloway College, UHI Inverness and Glasgow Clyde College.

In addition to the BPEC accredited heat pump courses offered by the colleges, Panasonic will provide additional product-specific air-to-water training for the trainers, apprentices and installers.

The product training will use the latest Panasonic Aquarea L Series outdoor unit, All-in-One indoor unit, and Wiser controls, providing students hands-on experience with some of the industry’s latest sustainable heating solutions. 

Designed to address the skills shortage in the Scottish region by increasing training opportunities and enhancing employability, Panasonic is not only helping today’s workforce but also aims to bolster future Scottish installers and apprentices by providing this additional air-to-water heat pump training.

Jim Brown, director at ESP, said that the partnership would deliver a sustainable future through training in renewable solutions. “This will establish partner colleges as centres of excellence for upskilling industry and enhancing Modern Apprenticeship programmes,” he said.

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