Developing the renewable energy workforce of the future
The SEC Energy Jobs and Skills Forum welcomed more than 300 industry and community leaders to share insights to help inform the SEC Centre of Training Excellence and the Victorian Energy Jobs Plan.
The SEC Energy Jobs and Skills Forum welcomed more than 300 industry and community leaders to share their diverse insights and expertise about the challenges – and opportunities – presented by Victoria’s renewable energy transition.
We heard from experts in the renewable electricity industry, unions, employers, Traditional Owner groups, TAFEs, universities, technical schools, training providers and peak bodies – all helping to shape our renewable energy workforce.
Discussions focused on the need for a coordinated approach to meeting workforce demand; attracting and retaining workers to the energy sector; school pathways; opportunities for inclusive employment; jobs of the future; the skills and training models needed to build a strong pipeline into the energy workforce; and connecting a skilled workforce to regional Victoria.
The forum took an important step towards shaping Victoria’s future renewable energy workforce so we can deliver our nation-leading targets of 95% renewable energy by 2035 and economy wide net zero by 2045.
Insights gathered are being used to inform the Victorian Energy Jobs Plan and the design of the SEC Centre of Training Excellence.
To learn more about what we heard on the day, visit the Jobs and Skills forum page