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£12m retraining fund for sacked oil workers invites bids

Scottish colleges have been invited to bid for a share of the £12million pot Nicola Sturgeon pledged for retraining out-of-work oil and gas engineers. Skills Development Scotland (SDS) said the current funding round is the first it has launched using cash from the Oil and Gas Transition Training Fund. The overall value of the first tranche has not been fixed and will depend on the volume and viability of the bids received.