To reach net zero by 2045, 22,500² jobs in the low carbon energy sector need to be filled over the next five years, meaning Scotland needs to start building the work force of the future now. That is exactly what we want to support with this programme.
We’re so proud to be part of this exciting collaboration that aims to empower and inspire young people into low carbon careers where they can really make a difference.
– Eoghan Maguire, Director of Heat Networks – Scotland at Vattenfall Heat UK
This is a great example of partnership working that will allow our young people to take advantage of the science and technology expertise on our doorstep, helping them towards skilled and better paid jobs in the future.
– Midlothian Council’s Cabinet Member for Education, Councillor Ellen Scott
This project not only has significant community and energy benefits, but it is deliberately supporting the workforce of tomorrow to develop the skills they need to ensure they can thrive. It’s the organisations that are investing in their future employees that are going to have the most success in years to come. That’s why we are excited to be collaborating with Vattenfall and other local partners to make this happen.
– David Reid, Co-founder at Powering Futures
We are thrilled to be invited to join this innovative partnership with Vattenfall and Midlothian Council, in order to inspire the next generation with the wonder of science, engineering and future technologies. Tackling the climate emergency is core to this generation’s future, and at the heart of Edinburgh Science’s work. This project will ensure that young people are gaining the skills and knowledge for future jobs to tackle issues influencing our world, and will make a positive impact on our planet for everyone.
– Laura McLister, Head of Learning at Edinburgh Science