Nearly half a million workers need to be trained to GWO standard to deliver onshore and offshore wind forecast safely over the next five years
Over 70% of the new global workforce training demand will come from 10 countries: Brazil, China, Japan, India, Mexico, Morocco, Saudi Arabia, South Africa, USA, and Vietnam
GWO training is essential for jobs in construction, installation, operation and maintenance segments of the wind power value chain, and does not cover jobs in procurement, manufacturing (the most labour-intensive segment), and transport.
Global standardised training is the most effective tool to ensure the health and safety of the wind workforce
For already large wind markets like the US and China, scaling up training capacity can provide new job opportunities and increase productivity through the recognition of GWO standards.
Emerging economies will need to develop their safety and technical training networks from the ground up to ensure alignment with global safety systems to ensure the long-term sustainability of the industry.
There is significant untapped potential for the training and industrial education supply chain in countries across the world, and organisations in scope to deliver the additional training capacity needed can develop GWO programmes now to meet this future demand.
A new report from @GWECGlobalWind, @GlobalWindOrg and @thinkRCG's finds that 70% of new global wind workforce training demand will come from 10 countries:
How many people do we need to train to construct, install, operate & maintain turbines
to meet 🌎 #windpower demand over the next 5 yrs🤔
The answer: 480,000 workers according to a new report by @GWECGlobalWind, @GlobalWindOrg & @thinkRCG!
#Health & #Safety is a top priority in the #windpower sector. Using global standardised training is key to protect our people👷♀️👷♂️, while installing the technology we need to protect our planet 🌎in a #justtransition.