The energy workforce is a critical enabler of the clean energy transition
The RACE for 2030 Capacity Building Program aims to support the growth of skills needed to deliver on the emissions reduction targets embraced by our governments and industry. Developing the future energy workforce is crucial to realising our vision of a customer-centred clean energy system, and one that successfully translates our research outcomes into industry impact. Our goal is to ensure that Australian businesses understand the urgency of climate action, are ready to deploy new technologies quickly, and most importantly, have the skills and abilities to do so.
Our Opportunity Assessment Report on Developing the future energy workforce enabled us to develop robust methods to characterise the current state and future needs of the energy workforce in Australia. The collaborative approach and cross-sectoral experience of the working group, coupled by extensive stakeholder consultations, helped identify gaps, understand the new skills and occupations involved, as well as the underpinning training and professional development pathways required, to deliver the energy transition.