This team of STEM Ambassadors from Caithness Renewables Ltd is taking part in three ‘embassy visits’ to high schools in Thurso, Wick and Golspie this month to encourage young students to learn more about – and get interested in – working in Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics careers when they leave school.
Local firm Caithness Renewables strives to ensure some of their time is dedicated to community improvement schemes and Director Louise Smith highlighted her team’s commitment at the Energy North Conference in Inverness earlier this month.
Currently all of the staff at Caithness Renewables are STEM Ambassadors, a programme which aims to encourage young people to learn about career opportunities in these areas.
Previous activities have included talks to standard grade and higher students and carrying out workshops for groups of school children who might be considering a career path involving one of the STEM subjects.
The events this month – organised by Janice Wallace, Highlands Enterprise, and by Pat Kieran, (MBE) Senior Engineer, Dounreay Site Restoration Ltd – will take the form of ‘speed career’ events to allow youngsters to meet and talk to the STEM Ambassadors from Caithness Renewables about their career paths and what sorts of things have really
helped them in their careers.
Based in Thurso, Caithness Renewables supports the growth of renewable energy by providing a range of project development services, including EIA planning and consenting, community engagement, energy advice to social housing agencies and businesses.
The Caithness Renewables team (above) pictured from left are: Juvénal Dufaur (Marine Energy Consultant) Hanna Miedema (Sustainability Consultant) Eilidh Gunn (Renewable Energy Consultant) and Louise Smith, Director.