UKSTEM have joined forces with the Yorkshire Energy Park team to roll out an education programme across the region to inspire students about the next generation of green skills coming to the Humber.
As part of the project UKSTEM joined the team to talk about the onset of hydrogen as a renewable energy source and ran a session with students to build a hydrogen fuelled car.
Cameron Wood, Junior Consultant at Shared Agenda, who is working on the Yorkshire Energy Park project said:
“This is an incredibly exciting time for the Humber, with more jobs being created in renewable industries and we wanted to take the opportunity to work with local schools to inspire the next generation about future careers they could consider.
“As the team behind the Yorkshire Energy Park project and a local business ourselves, it’s incredibly important for us to bring local people and students on this journey with us. Work is due to start on site later this year and we want to help people understand what’s coming and what fantastic news this is for the region.”
Julia Lovel, Careers Lead from Holderness Academy, said:
“The session with UKSTEM gave our students a fantastic learning experience. It was a privilege to see them using equipment we couldn’t provide in our setting and rising to the metacognitive challenges of the task with, in some cases, such fierce competitive drive!
“They enjoyed a remarkable experience that they will go home and talk about and recall in future years.”
Mike Cargill, Managing Director of UKSTEM, added:
“It was great to see the students engage with the workshop so much. Not only did they enjoy creating the cars and racing them, but it gave us the opportunity to speak to them about the wider hydrogen economy and how sustainable energy is going to be such a huge part of their future and how they can be a part of that.”