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Community Windpower represent the Renewable Energy Industry at innovative careers fairs!


Community Windpower Ltd (CWL) were pleased to visit Moffat Academy & Langholm Academy to give an insight into the renewable energy industry, wind farms and the wide variety of careers related to these areas of work to secondary school students at these two Academies.

CWL worked in partnership with Developing the Young Workforce (DYW) Dumfries & Galloway to deliver the interactive career events. DYW’s Work Ready programme is a platform for engaging with pupils in a more interactive and insightful way.

Justin Thomas, Programme Manager at DYW Dumfries & Galloway, commented:

"The Work Ready days are aimed at S1/2/3 pupils as an addition or an alternative to the traditional careers fairs.  DYW Dumfries& Galloway’s Work Ready programme allows businesses to present an interactive workshop which illustrates them, the sector and the possible future opportunities to the pupils through a more hands on method. It allows the pupils to relax, have fun, be educated and ask questions as they discover."

The pupils who attended were particularly interested in careers in the renewable energy industry; CWL and; renewable projects such as onshore wind farms. They were fully aware that the onshore wind industry is one of the biggest employers in their local area, and wanted their options to better reflect this trend, realising that subjects such as Maths, Geography and Physics, could be useful for future career choices.

CWL employees were proud to be the only representative from the Renewable Energy Industry however urge others within the industry to get involved. Wonderful feedback from the events has been received, with Justin Thomas adding:

“Community Windpower is a very active business within DYW DG and the team were fantastic when approached to do something that didn’t just involve standing at a stall and giving out merchandise.  As a representative of a hugely important sector in Dumfries and Galloway and for Scotland, it was amazing seeing the young people really beginning to see just how they could get involved.”

CWL were proud to attend DYW’s Work Ready events at Moffat Academy and Langholm Academy, and were delighted to meet some wonderful and inspiring students at both events and we would like to wish them the very best in their future careers.

CWL are also exceptionally proud to support growth in Scotland through employment, investment and education as part of our ongoing ‘Buy Scottish’ initiative. We look forward to continuing our partnership with DYW Dumfries & Galloway, as well as the primary schools, secondary schools and colleges local to our seven operational wind farms, and our proposed projects currently in planning.

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