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Information request and response under the Freedom of Information (Scotland) Act 2002.
FOI reference: FOI/18/03087 Date received: 23 October 2018 Date responded: 15 November 2018
How many teachers were created at Aberdeen City and Aberdeenshire Councils as a result of the teacher training scheme for oil and gas workers.
The answer to your question is that nine participants have completed the programme. Of this number, two are employed as teachers by Aberdeen City and six by Aberdeenshire Council, with one more currently completing their probationer period within that local authority.
The Transition Training Fund offered skilled North East oil and gas workers the chance to retrain as teachers at the University of Aberdeen, with a guaranteed job in a local school. Despite an improving outlook for the oil and gas sector, this scheme has attracted career changers into the teaching profession and has helped towards addressing recruitment shortages in Science Technology Engineering and Mathematics (STEM) related subjects in the north of Scotland.
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Please quote the FOI reference
Central Enquiry Unit
Phone: 0300 244 4000
The Scottish Government
St Andrew's House