Europe Takes Charge With Solar Academy: Training The Next Generation Of Sun Experts

Sun Power Your Future: Europe Launches the Solar Academy!

☀️The European Commission has just launched the European Solar Academy, marking a significant milestone under the Net-Zero Industry Act (NZIA). This initiative aims to develop the workforce and skills necessary for advancing net-zero technologies across Europe.

📚 Key Objectives:

  • Workforce Development: The Solar Academy aims to train 100,000 workers in the solar sector over the next three years to bridge the current labor and skills gap.
  • Industry Collaboration: Following the successful model of the European Battery Academy, the Solar Academy will design learning content and programs in collaboration with industry and relevant stakeholders in the solar PV value chain.
  • Certification and Mobility: The Academy will develop learning credentials to certify acquired skills, enhancing workforce mobility across the Single Market.

👨‍🏫 Training and Implementation:

  • Local Partnerships: Programs will be deployed through local partners, including Vocational and Educational Training (VET) providers, businesses, universities, and other education and training providers.
  • Financial Support: The Commission is backing the launch with €9 million from the Single Market Programme. The project will be implemented by the European Institute for Innovation and Technology (EIT) via its Knowledge and Innovation Community, EIT Innoenergy.

🌍 Supporting the European Green Deal and REPowerEU Plan: Commissioner for Internal Market Thierry Breton stated, “Boosting solar PV manufacturing in Europe is vital for our energy security, competitiveness, and resilience. The launch of the Solar Academy demonstrates the Commission’s commitment to reducing emissions while creating quality jobs in the EU. This initiative will address the urgent skills gap in Europe’s solar PV sector, training a new generation of workers to meet our net-zero technology needs by 2030.”

Commissioner for Energy Kadri Simson added, “Solar power is at the heart of our energy transition in Europe, with the potential to create thousands of jobs across our continent, at all stages of the industrial supply chain. The Net Zero Academy will help our European workers embrace this exciting opportunity and support us in meeting our ambitious REPowerEU goals.”

🚀 Join the Solar Revolution! 🚀

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