WEBINAR – How to secure (enough) skilled and well trained workers for the wind industry?

Join us at this free accessible webinar focusing on the needs for enough skilled and well trained workers for construction, installation and operation and maintenance for the wind industry.

The latest Global Wind Workforce Outlook – published October 2023 by GWO & GWEC (Global Wind Energy Council) reveals that over 574,000 technicians will be required by 2027. With almost 43% of these being new talent to the industry, the need for entry level safety and technical training is growing rapidly. The report details the massive growth in numbers of wind technicians required to meet forecast construction, installation, operation, and maintenance (C&I and O&M) of the world’s wind fleet up to 2027.

In collaboration between Wind EuropeGlobal Wind Organisation (GWO) and Energy Innovation we are happy to invite for a free accessible webinar addressing the challenges having enough skilled workers for the fast growing on- and offshore wind industry.

We are happy to present insight to this very important topic by Mariana Batista from Wind Europe, leader of the newly established working group for Skills and Education, and Thomas Redmond, Training Project Manager from Global Wind Organisation.




15:00: Welcome and introduction – How does Energy Innovation as a global training and education provider see the challenge? Frank Emil Moen, CEO Energy Innovation / Director of the Board National Competence Centre for Offshore Wind Norway.

15:10: Global Wind Organisation – What are the status of the number of GWO trained personell per date, and how does we see the development the coming years. Which new training modules will be developed, and do GWO aim for a full up-skilling program for wind technicians? Thomas Redmond, GWO.

15:30: Newly established working group for Skills and Education: How does Wind Europe approach the challenge? Mariana Batista, Wind Europe.

15:50: Q&A

16:00: End of program

The Regional CoVE for Offshore Wind Norway are conducting webinars each month focusing on various aspect on training and vocational education for offshore wind. These webinars are conducted through a collaboration between Energy Innovation and Fagskolen Rogaland – Rogaland Polytechnic College.

The webinar is delivered by the T-shore Centre of Vocational Excellence for Offshore Wind Norway with support of Innovation Norway.