A new pilot programme has been launched enabling 60 pupils from four of the region’s high schools to gain an introduction into the construction sector.
Construction in Windfarms consisted of three days of site visits for pupils to construct a working windfarm. Delivered in June by Armadale-based ConStructEd, the pupils also completed Health and Safety training and sat a test to obtain their CSCS cards, a requirement for anyone seeking a career in construction.
The programme was funded by DYW Fife and Interreg Right project and supported by Fife Council Economic Development’s Culture of Enterprise Framework with pupils from St Columba’s RC High School, Queen Anne High School, Lochgelly High School and Beath High School participating.
Pamela Stevenson, Service Manager, Economic Development, Business and Employability at Fife Council, told fbm Update:
“Our Culture of Enterprise continues to evolve as we adapt and modernise to meet the needs and desires of the region’s young people. Construction in Windfarms is a fantastic introduction for young people to explore the world of construction, to learn about renewable energy, and to consider various career pathways. Following on from the success of this three-day site visit, we are exploring opportunities to expand the programme and deliver a geothermal energy pilot in schools next year.”