More Skills Needed for the Switch to Solar Energy
The solar industry is depending on improved and extended job skills training. The technology is there, the professionals are not. And the world needs them.
In 2050, 50-70% of our energy is projected to come from solar energy. Many governments have focused on attracting manufacturing jobs, which in the past 10 years have become largely automated due to the increasing efficiency of autonomous manufacturing lines.
Between 70-80% of jobs are in the services value chain, yet most countries do not have the institutions to train the generation of solar engineers, installers & service technicians, solar developers and systems integrators.
The solar conversion struggles with finding qualified staff with the necessary skills. The transformation from fossil to renewable technology depends on this matter. To reach the projected goals, we have to build capacity for installation and maintenance.” Jodie Roussell, Executive Director, Power to Transform.
We invite you to join us to discuss:
- How a mapping of the solar & digital jobs landscape can enable smart education investments
- About the landscape of data on solar jobs that exists today
- How skills focused training can enable the solar & digital energy transformation
INTERACTIVE EVENT AGENDA
|11:00||Introduction & Welcome Remarks
Magnus Qvant, Resilient Regions Association
|11:05||Power to Transform & the Transformation Benefit of Skills Training
Jodie Roussell, Power to Transform
|11:25||Q&A with Participants|
|11:45||Facilitated Small Group Breakout Discussions|
|– Apprenticeships with Companies|
|– Government Partnerships for Skills Training|
|– Online vs In-person Learning|
|12:00||Closing Roundtable with All Participants|
|Lunchtime!||Why not buy and enjoy your lunch at the vibrant inhouse restaurant to continue the discussions?|
Jodie Roussell, Executive Director of Power to Transform. She’s held several prestigious positions within the solar community, like Chief Executive of the Global Solar Council, Head of Public Affairs Trina Solar (Europe, Africa & Latin America). She has served as Vice-President of the Board, Solar Power Europe, as member and past Chair of the Sustainable Energy Trade Initiative (SETI) & the E15 Experts Group on Clean Energy Trade Policy, and International Energy Agency’s Energy Business Council. Previously, she was Head of Energy Utilities & Technology at the World Economic Forum, where she was a Global Leadership Fellow. She began her career in solar strategy consulting, providing research & strategic advisory services to leading global solar corporations.
Power to Transform is the initiative building real world partnerships and training program delivery for governments, companies and individuals to build the solar future.