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Nearly half a million workers must be trained to safely meet expansion of global wind market over next five years

A new report released today by the Global Wind Energy Council (GWEC) and Global Wind Organisation (GWO) in partnership with the Renewables Consulting Group (RCG) finds that the global wind industry will need to train upwards of 480,000 more people to GWO standards over the next five years to meet global wind power market demand in line with health and safety standards.

Global Wind Workforce Outlook 2021-2025

In 2019, Global Wind Organisation partnered with the Global Wind Energy Council to highlight the importance of safety, training and job creation to power wind energy deployment and the global energy transition. This second report builds on Powering the Future, providing GWO-trained workforce forecasts for a range of 10 emerging and growth markets (the ‘target countries’) and expands the scope to include onshore wind.

Wind can power 3.3 million new jobs worldwide over next five years

New analysis by the Global Wind Energy Council (“GWEC”) shows that 3.3 million new wind power jobs can be created globally over the next five years thanks to major industry expansion. This figure includes direct jobs in both onshore and offshore wind, and covers the entire value chain of the sector: project planning and development; manufacturing; installation; operation and maintenance (O&M); and decommissioning.

The local impact of wind energy in the spotlight on Global Wind Day

From niche technology, wind energy is now a global success story. The wind industry provides 260,000 quality high-skilled jobs in Europe. On a global scale, that figure is now 1.15 million. Today is Global Wind Day, an opportunity for citizens around the world to learn more about and show their support for wind power.  It’s also an opportunity for companies to showcase their technologies and contributions to local economic development and job creation at a more grass roots level.

Wind turbine techs flocked to GWO training in 2017

Click edit button to change this text. Lorem ipsum dolor sit amet, consectetur adipiscing elit. Ut elit tellus, luctus nec ullamcorper mattis, pulvinar dapibus leo. Wind turbine techs flocked to GWO training in 2017 Copenhagen – Thursday 22 February 2018 – Global Wind Organisation has published its first annual report, which shows that during 2017 44,418 technicians …

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