GWEC and GWO deal to power global wind workforce


Belgium – The Global Wind Energy Council (GWEC) and the Global Wind Organisation (GWO) have signed a new two-year agreement to map out workforce training needs in support of renewable energy development and to meet the massive increase in jobs needed to meet the global energy transition.

The two organizations have signed a new memorandum of understanding to leverage shared resources, such as unique datasets, analytical and forecasting capabilities, to provide valuable insights to all wind industry stakeholders.

Ben Backwell, CEO of the Global Wind Energy Council, said: “The wind energy industry has already created 1.2 million jobs worldwide according to IRENA, and this number will continue to grow as demand for wind energy increases with the global energy transition. We want to help the market answer challenging questions about where jobs will be needed most to meet demand and outline what training will be required to develop a workforce that is knowledgeable and sustainable to, quite literally, build the wind markets of tomorrow.”

The collaboration’s next output will be GWO and GWEC’s third annual report on job creation and workforce training needs in global offshore wind markets, which will be released in Q3 2022.