Preparations for the 2nd edition of Poland’s largest educational career fair in the offshore renewable energy, and related sectors taking part in the climate transformation, have begun. The date of the event is already known – the 2nd edition of EDU OFFSHORE WIND will take place on March 5-6, 2024 in Gdansk. The event is accompanied by the slogan “We shareour passion for green energy with the youth!”. BalticWind.EU is a strategic media partner of the event.
Representatives of the organizers, which include Rumia Invest Park, Co-Made, the Foundation for Innovative Offshore Energy Industry and MTG SA, emphasize that the success of the 1st edition shows how necessary it is to continue this type of an event. The main partners of the event remain: Self-Government of Pomorskie Voivodeship and the City of Gdansk.
The EDU OFFSHORE WIND Fair is an initiative of the Pomeranian Platform for Offshore Wind Energy Development in the Baltic Sea and the Pomeranian Center of Competence for Offshore Renewable Energy in Rumia.
It is important to recognize that the educational career fair EDU OFFSHORE WIND fits perfectly with the needs of the offshore wind sector – especially since Phase I projects are running according to schedules not only for the Polish offshore, but also in the rest of the Baltic Sea region. The Danes, Germans, Lithuanians, Latvians and Estonians, among others, are also betting on offshore wind energy as a foundation for transformation. And the new labor market requires qualified personnel.
“Organizing the first edition of the fair for 2 days and on an area of 5000 m2, we gathered 76 stands of companies and entities related to the offshore wind energy industry. During the fair there were 6 panel discussions and 48 special shows aimed at young people, teachers and students” – indicates Agnieszka Rodak, President of Rumia Invest Park.
“The fair was visited by 4900 thousand schoolchildren, 370 students and 160 teachers. They participated in 85 special live lessons. We created a unique event where, in an extremely interesting way, theory about job opportunities in the offshore wind energy sector met with practice” – added Łukasz Kneba of Co-Made.
Who is kept in mind during the fair’s implementation are high school and college students looking for their career path. Next year, the fair is expected to attract between 8,000 and 10,000 participants. Meanwhile, more than 250,000 participants, including from 500 high schools and 24 colleges, will take part in lectures and training sessions organized as part of the education and information program before the fair.
“Uninterruptedly since 2022, we have been conducting workshops in schools on offshore wind energy, our lessons are also available on an e-learning platform and youtube channel – thus providing knowledge and building awareness of the new industry among young people, parents, teachers and career counselors” – says Krzysztof Tomaszewski of the Foundation for Innovative Offshore Power Industry, the main presenter of the program at schools.
The formula for the second edition of the event will be expanded to include a new theme – an energy transition island, where young people will learn the secrets of hydrogen technology, nuclear power plants, PV farms or onshore wind power.
International youth will participate in the Innovaton Baltic Challenge 2024 during which they will solve real business challenges in the industry.
Amongst other novelties at EDU OFFSHORE WIND 2024 will be JOB TRUCK – a special zone for young people and students with internship and apprenticeship offers, with active networking of HR departments.
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