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Event date: 12.04.2022 - 12.04.2022

The race for green talent

Did you know that the European battery value chain has already attracted more than €60 billion in investments and that this number is growing?

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Batteries are now the fastest-growing storage technology in Europe and a key enabler of a low-carbon economy. New projects across the value chain are expected to create between 3 and 4 million direct and indirect jobs over the next few years. It follows then that a staggering 800,000 workers would have to be trained, upskilled, or reskilled by 2025 to meet this demand. In light of this sudden need for talent, workers and job seekers will have the upper hand. They will be able to find more jobs compared to six months or a year ago. Hiring managers will need to roll out the red carpet and concede to the demands of those on the job hunt. And if companies don’t appease the job applicants or even their current workers, employees will simply go elsewhere, as there will be more opportunities. The race for green talent has well and truly begun. In this 45-minute webinar, you will hear from speakers from the European Commission, EIT InnoEnergy, and various industries, and dive deep into:

  1. The EU, and thus pan-European, skills agenda;
  2. The impact of green talent shortages and the need for companies to plug this skills gap;
  3. The challenges industry has and continues to face as it strives to plug the skills gap;
  4. The different approaches to consider or employ to get ahead in the race for green talent; and
  5. Case studies of companies who have already entered the race for green talent and what it means for them.

You will also be briefly introduced to the EBA Academy (eba250.com/eba-academy), our coordinated, pan-European effort to upskill and reskill key workers across the continent – ready for a future that’s electric. If this sounds interesting, please register for the webinar and save the date in your diary.