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Erasmus+ Winds and Tides Students from Norway visit Scotland

Erasmus+ Winds and Tides Student from Norway visit Scotland

Energy Skills Partnership worked with partners to arrange a tour of the energy sector across Scotland, a series of industry visits to key companies involved in the generation, transmission and distribution of renewable energy across Scotland as well as supply chain and globally significant research and development companies.

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Big Bang Competition and Big Bang Near Me Fairs

The Big Bang Competition creates opportunities for young people to showcase their STEM projects. It's open to all 11 – 18 year olds in full-time education or training. Winners from regional events will be invited to be judged at the Big Bang Scotland event which will be held on the 13th June at Perth College.
 

BLOODHOUND Scotland Rocket Car Challenge Competition Final

bloodhound press release pic June 2016

BLOODHOUND Scotland is a partnership between Energy Skills Partnership (ESP), the Army, Education Scotland and Scottish Schools Education Research Centre (SSERC) working together to bring The Bloodhound Rocket Car Challenge to Scotland.

The BLOODHOUND SSC Project is a global Engineering Adventure, using a 1000mph world land speed record attempt to inspire the next generation to enjoy, explore and get involved in science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM).

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BLOODHOUND Scotland Launched at Glasgow Science Centre.

BLOODHOUND Launch Army 1 March

The Energy Skills Partnership (ESP) is working with the Army to bring the BLOODHOUND Rocket Car Challenge to Scotland. The BLOODHOUND Project is a global Engineering Adventure, using a 1000mph world land speed record attempt to inspire the next generation to enjoy, explore and get involved in science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM).

Read more: BLOODHOUND Scotland Launched at Glasgow Science Centre.

Success for Energy Skills Partnership at Scottish Renewables Green Energy Awards

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On the 3 December 2015, Scottish Renewables hosted the Green Energy Awards 2015. 

The Energy Skills Partnership (ESP) was nominated and awarded the Contribution to Skills and Training Award at the ceremony held in Edinburgh. This follows on from a previous win for ESP who won the same award in 2013.

Read more: Success for Energy Skills Partnership at Scottish Renewables Green Energy Awards

Introduction to Virtual Welding

Earlier this summer, ESP purchased a Fronius Mobile Virtual Welding Machine as a shared resource accessible to all colleges.

This equipment will be an invaluable resource reducing consumables costs and allowing colleges to reach out to potential students in schools.

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Transmission and Distribution

ESP has worked with SDS and the National Skills Academy for Power to establish a Transmission and Distribution Industry Advisory Group and is currently working with them and Scottish Renewables to establish a Renewable Energy Industry Advisory Group.

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Wind Turbine Technicians

ESP have been working with Deutsche Wind Technik (DWT) to place wind turbine technicians from Scotland’s colleges into industry. Following interest from DWT in wind turbine technician CVs posted on ESP’s website, 3 recently qualified Wind Turbine Technicians from Fife and Dumfries & Galloway colleges secured full time employment. ESP hope to build on this success by working with other employers in the sector and are collating CVs from the current cohort of wind turbine technicians training at colleges across Scotland.