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WindEurope, one of the FLORES project partners, will host a workshop on skills trends in the framwork of WindEurope’s Annual Event, to be held on
WindEurope, one of the FLORES project partners, will host a workshop on skills trends in the framwork of WindEurope’s Annual Event, to be held on 21 of March in Bilbao, Spain.
During this session with key stakeholders from all across Europe, members of the FLORES project will present a detailed baseline outlining the current status of occupational profiles and the skills required within the Offshore Renewable Energies. They will also forecast future trends within the industry and share an analyse paradigm shifters on new technologies, new skills, and emerging jobs.
The wind sector’s continued success depends on adequately preparing its workforce for the future. A strong and sustainable wind industry requires future-proofing capabilities across the whole value chain, including both offshore and onshore activities. When an industry lacks the necessary expertise, a chain reaction occurs, resulting in bottlenecks such as non-standardized training courses, costly on-the-job training, and eventually unfilled vacancies. Furthermore, the absence of the necessary skillset can impede projects, making it impossible to achieve industry targets. So, how do we foresee the required skills and meet the wind industry’s demands? This workshop provides a platform for projects and initiatives that have diligently mapped out future skills and trends, aiming to bridge the skills gap and prepare the future workforce.
Our goal is to obtain a well-articulated response to the wind sector’s skills gap and design a plan of action for converting this information into action and ensuring that stakeholders are well-prepared for the future, even as they deal with pressing concerns today.
We extend a warm invitation to corporate members, project partners as well as members of large-scale partnerships investigating future skill trends. We also invite policymakers and educators involved in the wind energy labour market and educational institutions.
21 March 2024, 09.30-12.30
WindEurope Annual Event, BEC – Bilbao Exhibition Centre, Bilbao, Spain
Presentations and round table discussions for max. 40 participants (close-door)
Our workshop will feature insights from:
There is a wealth of data available, including practical guidelines, COVES, a skills observatory, and foresight scenarios, all aimed at assisting us in anticipating and adapting to future skill trends. The true problem, however, is converting this knowledge into action and ensuring that stakeholders are well-prepared for the future while dealing with critical concerns now. We will invite participants to debate on the roles and duties of five major stakeholders who will be significantly influenced by future skill trends, as well as how they may successfully prepare for what lies ahead, during our round table talks. Each roundtable will be prepared with discussion questions such as:
|09:30 – 09:40
|Welcome and introduction
|09:40 – 10:30
|Presentations from CEDEFOP [10min + 5Q&A]T-shore [10min + 5Q&A]Corporate member [15min + 5Q&A]
|10:30 – 11:15
|FLORES presentation and discussion
|11:15 – 11:30
|11:30 – 12:00
|12:00 – 12:20
|Roundtable key takeaways
|12:20 – 12:30
(Thursday) 09:30 - 12:30
Bilbao Exhibition Centre
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