Two of the UK’s leading commercial building societies have held talks to discuss key common strategies and priorities and how they plan to continue their close collaboration to help build a brighter future for the UK’s electrotechnical industry after COVID. Skills, training and a green revolution were high on the agenda as SELECT and ECA held a virtual joint meeting to set priorities for the second half of 2021 and beyond. Senior employees from the two federations also shared industry knowledge and insights on Monday, April 26th while exploring potential opportunities and issues, in addition to discussing the ongoing campaign to regulate the electricity industry in Scotland. Alan Wilson, Managing Director of SELECT said: “I am delighted to be part of a very insightful and productive meeting that has shown that we are helping our members face the same ongoing challenges, including the impact of COVID-19 and Brexit.” We have discussed a wide range of issues and identified many areas. Where we can continue to work together on behalf of our membership. Above all, it was encouraging to hear that the ECA shares our view that the future is electric and that, together, we must continue to lead the way in skills and training to ensure there is a pipeline of electricians appropriately qualified to deal with tomorrow’s technology. “We have always enjoyed a positive and fruitful relationship with the Egyptian Chefs Association, and we look forward to continuing our spirit of cooperation and cooperation as we work to build a strong electrotechnical industry across the UK.” ECA CEO Steve Pratt said: “The meeting was very productive and made it clear that we face a lot of future challenges. Like the hashtag that has become popular during the pandemic, we are pretty much ‘in this together.’ It makes sense to share ideas and pool resources, so it is. We will work together to advance both the sector and the interests of our members. ”It was particularly useful to discuss the skills agenda and identify ways in which we can continue to set pace when it comes to training and apprenticeships. It was also encouraging to hear the positive and engaging relationship that both organizations have with their members, and we have shared the many actions we have taken to help them through the pandemic and support their recovery and reboot. Founded in 1900, SELECT is the largest construction trade association in Scotland. It has approximately 1,250 member firms with a combined annual turnover of around £ 1 billion and employs more than 15,000 people and 3,500 trainees. SELECT also offers training courses to more than 3,500 electricians every year and is committed to regulating the industry to make Scotland safer.EcA is a driving force in the electrotechnical and engineering services industry, and has been since its inception in 1901. Today, it continues to work to improve standards, support the industry and create a sustainable business environment.