All female energy course launched at College

Peterhead Academy pupil Natalie Mickowski
Peterhead Academy pupil Natalie Mickowski

Over 80 female pupils from academies across the Northeast came together for the launch of North East Scotland College’s Skills for Work - Energy course on Monday, June 23 at Fraserburgh.

The energy course is sponsored by a number of industry partners including ACE Winches and Score Europe.

Rob Wallen, Principal of North East Scotland College said: “This year long course will provide these young women with a taste of what it is to work in this dynamic sector and the varied career paths on offer as well as a valued National 5 qualification upon completion.”

Open to pupils aged 14 to 17, competition for the places is fierce and applicants are interviewed prior to being accepted onto the course which is run as a timetabled option at school.

Peterhead, Mintlaw and Ellon were among the participating academies.

The pupils were introduced to energy students from other schools, college tutors and course sponsors before being challenged to create their own salt water car.

The group participated in snapshot workshops where industry representatives chatted to the girls on working life within the energy sector.

Each student was asked to write down their main goal of attending the course and placed it in an envelope which would be opened on completion of the programme.

During the year the class are given various opportunities to visit firms within the industry.