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Teacher recruitment - Transition Training Fund

Tuesday, 16 February 2016

The Scottish Government has announced that funding will be available to support oil and gas workers who want to retrain as teachers.

The £12 million Transition Training Fund will help workers apply Training new STEM teacherstheir skills in other areas of the energy sector, or to retrain as teachers with science, technology, engineering and maths (STEM) subjects.

General Secretary Larry Flanagan said: "The EIS welcomes this investment to support the training of new teachers, and the commitment to addressing the teacher recruitment challenges that exist across Scotland and in the north-east of the country in particular.

"This investment to support the retraining of experienced workers as teachers will help to tackle teacher shortages, while also continuing to ensure that only fully qualified teachers are deployed in order to maintain the very high standards of learning and teaching in Scotland's schools."