MCS and ECA team up for apprentices Renewables Roadshow

During this year’s Solar & Storage Live, MCS and the Electrical Contractors’ Association (ECA) organised a Renewables Roadshow for a group of students to showcase the career opportunities and vital work of the low-carbon energy and heating sector.

Eighty apprentices from The City of Liverpool College (an ECA Educational Associate Member) were transported by coach to the Show in Birmingham’s NEC as part of a joint venture between ECA and MCS . The day included talks from Ian Rippin, CEO of MCS  and ECA President Steve Murray.

The event gave the students a chance to explore new avenues into the industry and consider a career in the low-carbon sector.

Stephen McGreevy, Head of Sustainable Construction & Building Services at The City of Liverpool College, said, “The day was a fantastic experience for our learners, who all found it to be very rewarding. They gained an insight into what careers are available and diverse routes into them, while also getting hands-on with the newest technology.

“These young people will contribute to the future success of our industry so it’s really important they have the chance to understand what exciting career opportunities are available to them and how they can apply their skills and knowledge,” said Ian Rippin, CEO of MCS. “Hosting them at Solar and Storage Live meant that they had a chance to get really hands on and meet some influential leaders.”

“I enjoyed spending some time with them and listening to their aspirations. Their enthusiasm and interest were particularly inspiring. I hope we’ve gone some way in helping them realise a career in the low carbon sector.”

“Our students also had an incredible opportunity to hear from and meet with renewable energy industry leaders to really enhance their knowledge,” Stephen added. “We were really pleased to be able to continue the collaboration with MCS and ECA – working together to inspire learners and the future renewable energy workforce.”

With thanks to Complete Training Solutions, British Gas, Solar Energy UK, SolarEdge and Rexel for their support on our Renewables Roadshow.

You can read the ECA’s blog about the event here.