Tackling climate change will need a net zero army and engineers will play a huge roll in building the infrastructure of the future.
SSE has joined fellow COP26 sponsors National Grid to support a Global Youth Engineering Climate Conference being held on 7-8 September to help inspire young people into the industry and those already putting roots down in their career.
There’s never been a better time to forge a career in industry and the event will bring together other partners and a wide variety of global organisations, societies and networks with an exciting and dynamic virtual program for people aged 16-35.
Themed around key issues for the green energy transition, the event will feature films, networking events, bookable chat facilities, animations and other multimedia events which will be vital in building contacts and sharing ideas.
"As the eyes off the world fall on Glasgow for COP26 in November we are acutely aware that much of that gaze will come from future generations, because it’s them who will reap the consequences of inaction now."
Education & Employability Manager, SSE
“This event is aimed at bringing their voices together and combining it with discussion on the practical solutions needed to deliver on climate action.
“Young people are demanding change and want to play their part and the engineering sector will have a huge role in making net zero a reality and we hope this event will support the change-makers of the future.”