STEM Foundation

Resourcing a Sustainable Energy Future - EDF Energy

Date: 11 November 2014 : 10:00 - 16:00

This masterclass will allow delegates to form a better understanding of the important part nuclear generation will play in the UK’s sustainable energy future, together with the challenges and opportunities for FE education providers in helping to address the skills gap in STEM subjects. The presentations will also provide an insight into some of EDF Energy’s innovative training and development methods.

The events will include a guided tour of the Hinkley Point B Nuclear Plant in Somerset

This session is ideal for:

  • Curriculum leaders in construction, engineering and IT
  • Lecturers and Lead Teachers in Sciences, Technology, Engineering and Maths

About the Host

EDF Energy is one of the UK’s largest energy companies and its largest producer of low-carbon electricity. We generate around one fifth of the UK's electricity and employ around 15,000 people, and we supply electricity and gas to around 5.5 million residential and business customers, making us the biggest supplier of electricity by volume. 

EDF Energy is leading the way in nuclear power generation, which will play a key role in the UK’s energy mix: helping to address climate change while ensuring a secure and affordable energy supply.  With its, partners EDF Energy has advanced plans to build two new reactors at Hinkley Point B in Somerset. The Hinkley Point New Nuclear Development will create a new generation of skilled engineers, thousands of job and business opportunities and provide a real boost to the economy of Somerset and the South West.

The Agenda

9:30 - 10:20: Registration, welcome and introduction

10:20 - 12:20: Presentations:

  • Current skills challenges in Nuclear Industry and role of FE
  • A brief exploration of innovative teaching models: FLIP Learning and tools used at EDF Energy. Includes an exercise to create alternative online teaching materials and videos.

12:20 - 13:00: Lunch

13:00 - 15:40: Coach to and tour of Hinkley Point

15:40 - 16:20: Q&A discussions and coach back to Bridgwater

16:20: End of day

 

BENEFITS

This is a fantastic chance to

  • visit a leading energy company that delivers major infrastructure projects
  • be updated on the new requirements for nuclear and the energy/power industry
  • link to industry to learn of their skills issues
  • network with colleagues from other colleges
  • and for lecturers, to return to your teaching refreshed and enthused.

LOCATION

EDF Energy

EDF Energy Visitor Centre,

Units 18-19, Angel Place Shopping Centre

Bridgwater

TA6 3TQ

(a coach will take delegates to Hinkley Point for a tour in the afternoon)

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