WOMEN IN ENERGY BEGIN LIFE AND STUDIES IN THE US
The 28 Kosovar students will begin their two-year courses in fields such as Wind Turbine Technology, Electricity Engineering Technology, Solar Energy, Applied Engineering and Power Plant Management.
August 08, 2019
The 28 scholarship recipients of the ‘Women in Energy’ programme have arrived in Iowa, USA. The women will be studying in Des Moines Community College (DMACC) in fields such as Wind Turbine Technology, Electricity Engineering Technology, Solar Energy, Applied Engineering and Power Plant Management, among others. During their studies, they will also have the opportunity to take part in work placements in their chosen fields.
They were greeted on arrival by the Kosovar consul in Iowa and the director of the DMACC, who posted on social media welcoming the scholarship recipients and stressed that during their two-year studies, they will gain the practical knowledge to prepare them for employment in Kosovo’s energy sector.
After a nationwide campaign to raise awareness about the empowerment of women in the energy sector, 28 successful applicants were chosen out of hundreds of applicants by a panel containing experts from both Kosovo and the United States.
The Women in the Energy Scholarship Program is part of the Gender and Social Inclusion program aiming to advance equal opportunities for women in the labour market, with a specific focus on the energy sector.
Women In Energy is a project of the Millennium Foundation Kosovo (MFK) which is supported by the Millennium Corporation Challenge (MCC).