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Plexus Apprentices Embark On Pioneering Sustainability Skills Programme

Global electronic manufacturing services provider Plexus has teamed up with social enterprise Powering Futures to take five of its apprentices in their Scottish Borders Manufacturing facility through the Powering Futures Challenge Programme – a pioneering workplace skills development scheme focused on sustainability and future business prosperityThe five Kelso-based apprentices will collaborate to find a solution […]

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Highlands Pupils Take Part In Pioneering Sustainability Skills Challenge

The eight teams from Tain Royal Academy and Gairloch High School took part in the Powering Futures Schools Challenge presentations, where they were tasked with finding innovative sustainable solutions to five real-world challenges facing businesses today. The challenge-setters were Scottish Water, EV charging experts Urban Fox, BritishGas, Newsquest and The Scottish Government, with the challenge

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Powering Futures participant features on BBC Radio Orkney

Powering Futures has made the airwaves on the BBC! On the 25th of January 2024, Jocelyn Harcus, a Next Generation Office and Customer service assistant from Sheila Fleet Jewellery appeared on BBC Radio Orkney to talk about her participation in the Powering Futures Highlands & Islands Challenge. Jocelyn is taking part, not only to develop her

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Highlands and Islands collaboration returns for 2024

Highlands and Islands Enterprise (HIE), Zero Waste Scotland and business transformation enterprise Powering Futures have teamed up to provide the fully-funded places on the Highlands and Islands Powering Futures Challenge 2024.   Participants, aged 16-25, will tackle a sustainability challenge, collaborate on a solution, and present that solution to a panel of industry-leading judges. The

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Scottish Water develops young workforce through partnership with Powering Futures

Scottish Water has paired with Powering Futures to bring a pioneering sustainability and skills development programme to its young workforce.   Since 2021, over 150 Scottish Water apprentices and graduates have taken part in the Powering Futures Challenge Programme where they take on a real-world climate challenge, collaborate on a solution, and present it –

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Scottish start-up social enterprise nominated for Earthshot Prize

POWERING Futures, the start-up social enterprise which brings together the employers of today and the employees of tomorrow, working towards the shared goals of prosperity and sustainability, has been nominated for The Earthshot Prize.   Falkirk-based Powering Futures, which aims to bring together one million young people and the industries which will employ them by

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Local MSP Meets Lothian Buses Apprentices As They take Part In Pioneering Sustainability Skills Scheme

This week we invited Ben Macpherson, MSP for Edinburgh North and Leith and Deputy Convener of the Scottish Parliament’s Net Zero, Energy and Tourism Committee to meet our client Powering Futures – a pioneering sustainability skills provider which has recently kicked off a programme with eight apprentice engineers from Scotland’s largest municipal bus company, Lothian

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