FEA supporting UHI Schools STEM Engagement Programme
30 January 2023
Floating Energy Allyance is pleased to support a new initiative from the University of the Highlands and Islands, supporting essential STEM training for teachers, in conjunction with other ScotWind developers West of Orkney Windfarm, Ossian, and TWP.
First Minister Nicola Sturgeon announced the initiative during a speech at the Scottish Renewable Offshore Wind Conference in Glasgow, saying: “I welcome this partnership between UHI and key ScotWind partners to expand STEM education across the north of Scotland, helping the next generation of our energy workforce develop the skills they need to embrace our net zero future.”
Alasdair MacLeod, Project Director of Buchan Offshore Wind, said: “The delivery of the ScotWind projects and the wider net zero goal will rely on increased levels of STEM qualification in the workforce. Although that is a challenge, it is also an opportunity for those coming through education to see a future in a STEM career in Scotland. The UHI STEM outreach programme aligns with our aim of supporting skills development and increasing awareness of the career opportunities associated with offshore wind and we are delighted to support UHI in its delivery of the scheme.”
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