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Hydrogen Europe reveals European Hydrogen Skills Strategy

There’s an urgent call to train individuals to excel in hydrogen booming industry.

Yesterday, Hydrogen Europe revealed on their social media the European Hydrogen Skills Strategy, through the collaborative efforts of the Green Skills for Hydrogen project, coordinated by Hydrogen Europe, Hydrogen Europe Research, Karlsruhe Institute of Technology (KIT) and funded by the Erasmus+ Programme.  

The document delves deep into the skills required by the hydrogen industry while assessing the prevailing educational and training landscape in Europe. Its findings point to the way forward in preparing our workers for the rapid scale up and deployment of hydrogen technologies. 

With the H2 sector projected to create a staggering 249,000 jobs by 2030, there’s an urgent call to train and empower individuals to excel in this booming industry. This H2 Skills Strategy stands as a beacon guiding us towards meeting this crucial demand! 

The strategy identified 11 areas of knowledge that are described by industry experts, representing diverse skills and knowledge needed in the hydrogen sector.

The strategy presents six recommendations for collective action, empowering individuals and addressing the current and future needs: 

  1. Developing specialized modular training and adjust the existing curricula to align with industry requirements. 
  2. Establishing hydrogen training standards applied and recognized across the EU.
  3. Improving access to continuous professional development. 
  4. Creating an online platform to host modules and information, making data on trainings easily accessible. 
  5. Enabling the mobility of trainers and students to enhance the development of a skilled workforce. 
  6. Promoting the attractiveness of the sector to encourage careers in hydrogen. 

The recommendations are addressing the supply and demand of occupational profiles required in hydrogen sector. Close collaboration between all stakeholders is required to facilitate and encourage hydrogen trainings and address the rapidly evolving market needs.

The Strategy is available here

Source: Hydrogen Europe