Wind could change Jevan's future
Student Jevan Harrod is hoping to land a full-time job in the growing offshore wind industry and has been awarded a bursary to help. He is now studying at the College of West Anglia to gain a BTEC Level 3 Extended Diploma in Engineering. He has been helped by earning a bursary from offshore wind company Scira Offshore Energy, the operator of the Sheringham Shoal Offshore Wind Farm. The Sheringham Shoal Bursary scheme is for students who wish to study at one of three Norfolk colleges and is now in its second year. Jevan Harrod, a Holkham resident and former Alderman Peel High School student, is now in his second year at the College of West Anglia in King’s Lynn. Jevan chose to study the course as he would like to qualify for a job locally in the burgeoning offshore wind industry or its supply chain. Enthusiastic about the opportunities offered by his course, Jevan said: “The first year of my course allowed me to study a wide range of engineering basics like how a battery or a camera functions, and also gain hands on experience in practical applications like welding. “Now I am working on my second year project, studying energy transfer through creating a thermoelectric effect using Peltier plates. Receiving the Sheringham Shoal bursary meant that I could pay for my transport costs to college.” As part of a growing link between the college and Sheringham Shoal a number of staff from the engineering faculty at COWA recently visited its onshore offices.