School students get insight into energy industry

A pilot project in Scotland helped students gain an insight into the energy industry. A total of 27 pupils from two schools worked with energy companies and lecturers from Fife […]

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By Priyanka Shrestha

A pilot project in Scotland helped students gain an insight into the energy industry.

A total of 27 pupils from two schools worked with energy companies and lecturers from Fife College from January to early June this year.

They found out more about the skills they need to join the sector as part of the ‘Fife Energy Skills Hub’ programme.

Skills Development Scotland (SDS), which funded and developed the project, said it aims to roll it out to more schools across the country.

Jane Allan, Sector Manager at Energy Skills Scotland, part of SDS said: “The value of the Fife Skills Hub lies in its ability to bring together schools, pupils and their parents, employers and the wider energy industry to create a pathway for young people as they consider their future career.”

Students from Glenwood High in Glenrothes and Kirkcaldy High took part in the pilot programme.

Liam McWatt, a student from Glenwood High School added: “Going to college gave us practical experience of what it’s like doing a real job. Having done this, working in the energy sector is something I’d think about in the future.”