EEEGR’s Skills for Energy 2020 event addresses skills shortage


EEEGR’s Skills for Energy 2020 event will take place on Wednesday, 25th November. The event brings students, teachers and education providers together with industry to highlight potential career paths and the full range of prospects available within the dynamic and exciting energy sector.
As new projects, technologies and developments open up ever more opportunities for a career in energy in the East of England, the industry must also weather additional challenges such as post-Brexit skills shortages, as well as a deficit of STEM students from the UK. Skills for Energy seeks to inform and inspire young people who aren’t sure how to access the varied and exciting range of jobs in the sector.
Skills for Energy 2020 is a free, digital event for both attendees and exhibitors. Thanks to lead event sponsor OPITO, and sponsors ECITB and Gee-Force, the event is an invaluable resource for young people who want to develop their understanding, and for the educators that teach them. All content will be recorded, making it accessible on demand at a later date.
For schools, the event helps count towards Gatsby Benchmarks for careers provision. For students, there are interviews with graduates, apprentices and industry experts where interviewees will explain how subjects they studied at school have linked with their careers. This also provides them with the opportunity to ask questions of event contributors getting direct, unfiltered answers. There will be sector overviews where students can learn what it takes to work in the diverse energy industry.
Martin Dronfield, EEEGR Chair, said: “With pleasure and great pride I will be lending my support to the EEEGR Skills for Energy event. I cannot think of a more important way of investing our own personal energy than helping to get young people, and those currently outside our industry, inspired by the energy sector and the Skills for Energy programme is an amazing vehicle helping to achieve those goals. If you’re reading this, get behind it, share it and put the full weight of support behind it.”
If you or someone you know is interested in a career in energy or considering their future pathway, registration is free and can be made here: