Greenpower Education Trust Ltd

Greenpower Education Trust Ltd

Charity information

Greenpower Education Trust Ltd

The Greenpower Education Trust is the conduit charity for Greenpower Limited, and recently achieved charity status in January 2010. The Trust was established in order for Greenpower to be able to access more funds in order to expand its educational initiative.

Greenpower addresses the shortage of STEM skills, particularly in reference to engineering, by focusing on the ‘formation’ of engineers. We do this by promoting sustainable engineering and technology as careers to young people aged between 9 and 25, which is achieved through unique hands-on projects to design, build and race an electric car. By taking part in the competition, all participants are given an insight into the real, tangible world of engineering.

Since starting in 1999, it has expanded from being a 22-car secondary school event to a nationwide project holding the Goblin Formula series for primary school children, the original Formula 24 for secondary schools and relatively new Formula 24+ for teams aged 16-21 and in any form of full or part-time education.

Whilst the work we do with schools, colleges and universities will help some of the employers in the specific industry to find employees that fit their criteria, we feel that the scale of the work we are achieving at the moment needs to be increased in order to achieve a more wide-scale response. We therefore require funding to help us fund our events, publicise events to other prospective participants and directly market the Greenpower Education Trust’s schemes to the schools that we need to get involved.

The more institutions that take on the scheme, the more individuals will leave education with the necessary STEM skills required by the sector.

Founded 2010

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