Ignitis Group became the first education partner of Engineering Lyceum of Vilnius Gediminas Technical University

24 November 2022
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An international energy company Ignitis Group and Engineering Lyceum of Vilnius Gediminas Technical University (Engineering Lyceum of VGTU) have signed a cooperation agreement on education.

The cooperation agreement was signed by CEO of Ignitis Group Darius Maikštėnas and Headteacher of Engineering Lyceum of VGTU Dr. Lina Bagdžiūnaitė-Litvinaitienė.

Under the agreement both parties have undertaken to promote cooperation based on sharing teaching (learning) material, knowledge and raising the profile of energy professions as well as professions vital to the energy sector. Engineering Lyceum of VGTU became yet another partner and friend of #EnergySmartSTART programme.

“We are witnessing a transformation of the energy sector. Currently, the energy sector is changing and evolving, we are rapidly moving forward with Green Generation, that’s why we will require more and more highly skilled and devoted energy professionals. Cooperation with the Engineering Lyceum of VGTU will contribute to raising the profile of energy professions among students who are already interested in engineering,” said CEO of Ignitis Group Darius Maikštėnas.

“We are excited to have Ignitis Group as our first education partner. Ability to learn constantly and improve education quality in our schools are our foundations, and this requires very strong partners, professionals in their fields. Cooperation with Ignitis Group will allow us to create greater added value to our community – teachers and students,” stated Headteacher of Engineering Lyceum of VGTU Dr. Lina Bagdžiūnaitė-Litvinaitienė.

#EnergySmartSTART, a long-term programme uniting various initiatives in the energy sector, was launched to prevent potential challenges in the energy sector, such as current energy professionals are nearing the retirement age, there is a shortage of qualified employees in the energy sector, ambitious renewable energy strategy. The programme’s goals are to engage people and involve them in the creation of the energy sector, encourage them to be energy smart and popularise the fields of study strategically important to the energy sector.

Teachers at Engineering Lyceum of VGTU have already used student holidays for learning. They have visited Kaunas Hydroelectric Power Plant and Kruonis Pumped Storage Hydroelectric Power Plant, where they were introduced to the energy sector as a whole, the history of the plants, their operations, significance as well as activities of Ignitis Group.