SunGift’s Kevin Ciolino has continued his quest to educate the renewable energy innovators of the future by becoming a mentor for the Engineering Development Trust’s Go4Set initiative. The role follows Kevin’s presentations and career advice for Exeter College students earlier this year as part of the ‘Life Skills National Careers Week’.
As a Go4Set mentor Kevin visits a team of six students, aged 12 and 13, from Queen Elizabeth’s school in Crediton once a week to guide them through the process of designing a sustainable classroom. Following 10 weeks of tutoring the students then present their final project at the Big Bang Fair at Exeter University, with the chance to go through to national finals if they win.
Opportunities for a career in renewable energy
“This is a great opportunity for students who are interested in a career in renewable energy,” said Kevin, “as there are so many prospects for them. Not only is it developing their powers of creativity and innovation, but also my practical experience is helping them to understand if it would work in the real world. I’m also helping them with technical input and ensuring that their final design is of a high standard.
Selecting the best technical staff
The project fits perfectly with SunGift’s philosophy of recruiting the very best technical staff – including experts with first class honours degrees in renewable energy – who are as passionate as we are about the development of renewable energy.
Kevin added: “It’s rewarding to know that I will be helping develop the next generation of renewable energy pioneers by introducing them to the industry, showing them best practice, and hopefully fuelling their interest in this immensely exciting industry.”
For more information about SunGift’s highly-qualified team visit https://www.sungiftsolar.co.uk/category/meet-the-experts/
For more information about Go4Set visit www.etrust.org.uk/go4set