Our APAC tour brought OffshoreWind4Kids’ wonderful educational initiative to young people in Tokyo, Seoul and Taipei, engaging over 75 children over the three dates.
Led by engineer William Beuckelaers, OffshoreWind4Kids is a non-profit dedicated to inspiring young people through engineering, technology and renewables. Supported by industry partners including Taylor Hopkinson and our colleagues at the Brunel Foundation, events have been held in 18 countries and the team aims to reach 10,000 young people in 2023.
Taylor Hopkinson teamed up with the British Embassy in Seoul and the British Chamber of Commerce in Taipei to host the workshops. Young people who attended were given the opportunity to get hands-on with small-scale wind turbines and learn the basics of wind energy.
“Offshore wind is one of the fastest-growing markets in the region, projected to create over a million new jobs by 2030,” says Carl Blundon, our APAC Managing Director. “Building a sustainable pipeline of talent is critical to the long-term success of offshore wind in all markets, and especially so in Taiwan.
“We’re proud to partner with the Brunel Foundation to bring OffshoreWind4Kids to Asia. By introducing school-age young people to offshore wind, we can help them develop the skills and knowledge to succeed in STEM education, in turn developing the next generation of renewables leaders.”
“The team had a great time helping OffshoreWind4Kids hold its event in Seoul with the support of the British Embassy and the Department for Business and Trade,” says Josh Whitaker, our Head of Korea. “It was a brilliant opportunity to deliver the event for children in Seoul, helping to educate them about the fundamentals of wind energy and inspiring a new generation to consider working in the industry.
“We look forward to delivering more of these events in Korea in the near future!”