Students find the way to a green future
Published on: 05 May 2014
MANGOTSFIELD School students were among 400 teenagers who took part in a Dragons’ Den-style workshop at Your Green Future, an event held at the University of the West of England.
The activity was aimed at raising awareness of low carbon and sustainability issues and encouraging young people to think about employment opportunities in related industries.
It was opened by the chairman of South Gloucestershire Council, Ian Boulton, who said: “It is important that we equip our young people with the correct skills to match employment opportunities in the local area. This innovative event offered young people a unique chance to find out exactly what skills businesses require from potential employees and also learn about the many opportunities that are available in the growing green economy.”
Among the employers who took part were Ecotricity, Fairtrade, Good Energy, Jaguar Land Rover, Pukka Herbs, Rotary, Ultra Global PRT and We Do Ethical Fashion along with education providers such as UWE Bristol and National Apprenticeship Service.
Other schools involved in the two-day event included Brimsham Green School, Hanham High School, Patchway Community College, Bristol Technology and Engineering (BTE) Academy, Winterbourne International Academy and Yate International Academy.