Awareness has been raised among young adults on clean energy through a series of workshops that took place in Turkiye's wind capital of Izmir.
Almost 1,750 secondary school students have participated in workshops across 15 schools affiliated with the organizers - the Izmir Provincial Directorate of National Education and at one center for science and culture as part of the BEST For Energy Project, and prepared by the EBA team at the Directorate.
The BEST For Energy (Boosting Effective and Sustainable Transformation for Energy) Project is supported by the European Commission within the scope of the Competitive Sectors Program of the Ministry of Industry and Technology.
Since the beginning of the 2021-2022 academic year, more than 130 technical workshops have been held for secondary school students to raise awareness of clean energy, energy efficiency and sustainability.
The participants received the ultimate experience from 56 teachers who were specially trained on the workshop subjects, including robotic STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics). The contents were structured by the Izmir Provincial Directorate of National Education's Education Information Network (EBA) team.
The workshops offered interactive teaching and hands-on problem solving as well as designing and conducting experiments, data analysis, interpretation and implementation.
Izmir Development Agency's (IZKA) Secretary-General Mehmet Yavuz, who attended the final workshop on Wednesday, promoted the Aegean region as one that has high potential for electricity, solar and wind generation.
Given the region’s record as the highest electricity generator from wind, he was hopeful that the young adults would gain an appreciation through the workshops of the region’s contribution to renewable energy and its potential for expansion.
IZKA along with the Association of Energy Industrialists and Businessmen (ENSIA) in Izmir started the project in the third quarter of 2020 to promote green energy growth through environmental-focused sustainable economic development goals.
By Ebru Sengul Cevrioglu