Fundación Cepsa launches 1st Energy Notebooks Training Program in Canaries

    • This is an innovative training program, focused on the world of energy, and which uses a digital platform
    • More than 300 pupils from seven schools will visit the facilities of the Tenerife Refinery in the coming weeks

Over 300 pupils from seven schools in Tenerife have registered to date in the first edition of the `Energy Notebooks ́, a Fundación Cepsa training program which aims to introduce Tenerife pupils to the world of energy. In simple and real language, they are told what energy is and what it is for, what products are produced in refineries and petrochemical plants and what their applications are, as well as the importance of oil and its derivatives in our lives today. The educational program is based on the www.cuadernosdelaenergia.com digital platform, aimed at schools on the island, with nine complete and participatory teaching units that are useful to complement the other subjects that pupils study in class.

This also helps promote the use of new technologies in the classroom. This initial training is completed with a visit to the Cepsa Refinery in Tenerife. Through the `Energy Notebooks ́ program, older secondary school pupils learn about world of energy and, more specifically, all those activities in which Cepsa is present: Exploration and Production, Refining, Petrochemicals, Marketing and Gas and Electricity. And also everything related to safety and care of the environment, essential values in the Company. At the end of the training program, pupils have to give a voluntary, individual or group presentation on the world of energy, using their own format. Fundación Cepsa will use this presentation to reward schoolchildren with outstanding talent and creativity. For José Manuel Fernández-Sabugo, director of Cepsa in the Canary Islands, “this educational program allows school children to see how the company works and encourages mutual knowledge and dialog.

The `Energy Notebooks ́ are proving to be very popular with the school children and teachers of the seven schools registered so far in this first edition. They say that with this platform they can learn about energy in an interesting way. Afterwards, they visit the 1/2 refinery, where they are also given a training talk, to enhance the knowledge acquired in the classroom. The program was exported from Cepsa's facilities in Huelva, and has also been running since last year in San Roque (Cádiz). This year, Tenerife has been added. The first centers to visit the refinery this week were the Cabo Blanco and Sobradillo Secondary Schools. .

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