Dissemination event at Knarvik

Monday June 19th 2017:

9th-grade students attended a day at Knarvik Vidaregåande Skule to learn about the Winds and Tides-project, work with elements of renewable energy and entrepreneurship; and get a tour of the school. After an introduction and presentation of Winds and Tides the students were given a group exercise. Each group got one of these tasks: 1) design of turbine blades, 2) construction and test of towers made of straw and binders; and 3) egg-drop construction linked to working at heights.

Teachers and advisors also attended the event. At the end of the day there was a session discussing how the renewable energy market affects our region and the students opportunities for work placement. We also talked about how schools at different levels can cooperate to give all students better understanding of the vocational educations at Knarvik Vidaregåande skule.

Winds and Tides at The European Maritime Day!

Winds and Tides project was presented at the European Maritime Day during the People and Skills Workshops. The EMD was organised on 18-19 May 2017 in Poole. Over 600 participants attended the conference, including plenary sessions, stakeholder workshops, exhibitions and project presentations

Participants had the opportunity to discover

our elearning modules and our approach to identify the skills of the future and respond to the industry needs.

Winds and Tides showcased at Seanergy !

More than 200 people visited Winds and Tides stand at Seanergy, the must attend event for Marine Renewable Energies professionals in Le Havre on March 22 and 23.

Visitors had the opportunity to meet the project partners, the students who participated to the mobilities, but also test the e-learning modules and have a copy of the Winds and Tides guidebook.

It was a great opportunity for networking and disseminating our project results on a large scale and visitors expressed much interest in having access to our learning provision.

Winds and Tides showcased in Brussels!

cuenbkmwgaamhit-jpg-large img_1254 img_1297 img_1303Winds and Tides was presented at the European Week of Regions and Cities during the conference “How can cities and regions deliver the skills of the future? »

GIP FCIP de l’académie de Caen, as project coordinator, showcased the partnership approach we carry on to identify the skills needed by wind and marine industry and accompany the development of this growing industry.

Check out the European Week of Regions and Cities website!


Study visit to Scotland

12 students from Knarvik Upper Secondary School visited Scotland for two weeks in September 2016. The students visited a range of companies, training institutions and research facilities within the marine renewable energy sector. We covered most of Scotland including Edinburgh, Fife, Inverness, Thurso, Orkney, Fort Williams, Ben Nevis, Campbeltown, Ayr and Glasgow. Watch the videoblog to see the great companies visited on our trip!