Workers wanted: the EU wind energy sector skills gap

1st August 2013

Topic(s): Capacity development, Education, Public engagement, Wind energy

The European wind industry has grown rapidly. Installed capacity has increased from around 13 GW in 2000 to more than 100 GW in 20121. A consequence of this has been a failure for skills development to keep pace.

In June 2013 the European Council agreed on a comprehensive approach to combat youth unemployment. This report shows that the European wind industry can play a key role in combatting unemployment.

Nearly 50,000 additional trained staff will be needed by the industry by 2030. By that year, operations and maintenance will become the greatest source of new jobs and demand for trained staff.


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Workers wanted: the EU wind energy sector skills gap


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