GWEC and GWO to map out training needs to create jobs in wind energy biz

Jobs in renewable energy sector

The Global Wind Energy Council (GWEC) and the Global Wind Organization (GWO) have signed a new two-year agreement to map out workforce training needs to meet the huge increase of jobs in global energy sector.

The two organizations have signed a new memorandum of understanding to leverage shared resources, including unique datasets, analytical and forecasting capabilities, which will provide valuable insights to all wind industry stakeholders.

The wind energy industry has already created 1.2 million jobs worldwide according to IRENA, and this number will continue to grow as demand for wind energy increases.

Ben Backwell, CEO of the Global Wind Energy Council, said: “We want to help the market answer challenging questions about where jobs will be needed most to meet demand and outline what training will be required to develop a workforce.”

Jakob Lau Holst, CEO of Global Wind Organization, said: “The GWO Wind Industry Database (WINDA) contains the most comprehensive set of workforce training information in the world. Over 122,000 people are now trained to GWO standard at centers in nearly 50 countries.”

GWO and GWEC aim to produce its third annual report on job creation and workforce training needs in global offshore wind markets, to be released in Q3 2022.