On Tuesday the 26th of April, several members of the Tenerrdis energy cluster visited SuperGrid Institute. Our guests visited our research & testing platforms and discovered our two learning activities aimed at young people and adults seeking career changes which have recently been the subject of a project to promote energy-related professions & energy transition, financed under the 2015-2020 State-Region Contract Plan (CPER).
SuperGrid Institute partnered up with Tenerrdis, the Grenoble and Lyon education authorities, the “Smart Energy Systems Campus” and the Gaston Berger Institute (INSA Lyon) in a project aimed at promoting energy-related professions and raising awareness about energy transition among young people and jobseekers through two learning activities that had previously been developed in-house at the institute for the annual science festival week in France.
Tenerrdis invited its members to discuss the progress of this project during a visit of our facilities in Villeurbanne. The visitors, including representatives of the City of Lyon, the Auvergne-Rhône-Alpes Region, the Institute of Environmental & Energy Transition Careers, and several industrial actors from the energy industry learnt about our institute’s activities before being guided around our high voltage, power converter and power switch characterisation and characterisation & ageing of dielectric materials test platforms.
Following their visit, the members of Tenerrdis were introduced to the CPER project, which is coordinated by SuperGrid Institute, and were invited to exchange on recruitment issues and opportunities within the new energy technology industries, an issue that is addressed in one of the two learning activities developed by the institute and is at the heart of our Training Programme’s mission and activities. At the end of the discussion a call for action was launched with the aim of offering middle school students the possibility of visiting the members’ companies during the students’ professional immersion internship week.