WINNER (Small Institution): Girls in Energy - A catalyst for change
North East Scotland College (NESCol) is committed to embracing opportunities in energy transition as the region focuses on an exciting low carbon future. Engineering ingenuity provides the foundation for the green revolution and collaboration with industry partners ensures the next generation are at the heart of the transformation.
The Girls in Energy programme, sponsored by Shell, encapsulates the spirit of innovation. This year 145 female pupils from S3 to S6 will take part and over the past decade more than 650 have been introduced to engineering – providing pathways to apprenticeships, college, university, and employment as well as offering placements and showcase events. Of those who have been tracked through the programme, more than 75% have pursued engineering after leaving school.
From carbon capture and hydrogen technology to the burgeoning renewables sector, Girls in Energy is giving the engineers of the future a platform to drive positive change with their skill, dedication, and imagination.
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