Skills body for the energy sector OPITO has invested more than £600,000 in an educational energy theatre, which will be unveiled at Aberdeen Science Centre (ASC) when it reopens in summer 2020.
Announced on 11 December, OPITO has signed a seven-year agreement with ASC that will see the creation and development of “The OPITO Theatre of Energy”. The theatre will provide interactive experiences for visitors, with the aim of developing an understanding of the importance of having a mix of energy sources, and how this is shaped by our demand.
Jill Glennie, Director of External Affairs at OPITO, said: “As the skills organisation for the energy sector, OPITO plays a key role in inspiring the next generation to consider this exciting and varied industry for their future careers. The new Aberdeen Science Centre provides an excellent platform to reach young people, school teachers, families and the community to demonstrate what energy is and how it impacts so many different aspects of our lives.”
She continued: “As the sector looks to navigate the energy transition and achieve Roadmap 2035, it’s vital that we communicate and promote the new transformational roles industry will need in the coming years, and how they will play a major role in achieving our net zero goals.”