#EnergySmartSTART programme will help you prepare for the matriculation exams by offering free physics and maths lessons for up to 500 graduates

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The #EnergySmartSTART programme, which brings together various energy initiatives, is starting to cooperate with mokosi.lt to offer free remote physics and mathematics lessons for graduates from autumn this year. This time, graduates who are preparing to take the physics and/or mathematics state matriculation exams and who are studying in the regions are invited to register for the free lessons. The project partners hope that this will encourage more pupils to take the exams and to pass them with higher scores.

“The demand for engineers and technologists is growing year on year, with at least 2,500 skilled engineers and technologists expected to be needed in Lithuania alone by 2030. We are already experiencing a shortage in the energy sector, which is why the #EnergySmartSTART programme aims to encourage people to choose electrical and energy engineering studies. We have a number of initiatives in place to organise excursions, meetings with professionals and scholarships for pupils and students. Seeing the problem, this year we have decided to pay more attention to graduates and together with our partners mokosi.lt we are giving them the opportunity to additionally study physics and mathematics modules and thus to better prepare for state matriculation exams in these subjects,” says Giedrė Žlibinienė, Head of #EnergySmartSTART.

Graduates wishing to take additional physics and mathematics courses are invited to register on the programme page at www.energysmartstart.lt. This year, registration is open to graduates who study in the regions, i.e. to all but the five largest cities – Vilnius, Kaunas, Klaipėda, Šiauliai and Panevėžys. This is to encourage students living in the regions, who are usually less likely to take these national exams or do not have the opportunity to prepare for them properly.

“One of the aims of the project is to provide opportunities for pupils who until now have had more difficulty finding teachers who can help them better prepare for the national school-leaving exams. In total, we will offer 500 packages of distance learning lessons to pupils, consisting of 32 lessons over an eight-month period, i.e. one lesson per week. Graduates will be able to choose between physics or maths lessons, or both if needed. Lessons will start in the first week of October, so don’t wait and take advantage of the opportunity to register!”, says Žlibinienė.

According to Jurgita Jaruševičienė, CEO of mokosi.lt and Chair of the Board of the Lithuanian EdTech Association, distance learning is the perfect solution to connect teachers and students living in different cities. Such solutions allow students living even in the remotest corners of Lithuania to find the best specialists in their field. Moreover, distance learning saves time and allows students to connect to a lesson from any location that suits them.

“Of course, these are not the only plus points of the project. We use a lot of digitised content in our distance lessons, which makes them much more productive and engaging than face-to-face lessons,” adds J. Jaruševičienė.

The information platform #EnergySmartSTART, initiated by the energy company Ignitis Group together with other energy professionals, is aimed at schoolchildren, students and anyone actively considering a career in energy and wanting to get to know the energy sector better. The programme aims to interest and involve people in the energy sector, to encourage them to be energy smart and to promote the choice of studies that are strategically important for the energy sector. The programme includes various initiatives such as student excursions to energy facilities, visits of lecturers to Lithuanian schools, etc.