The green transition will drive demand for millions of new roles in renewable energy, electrification, battery technology, hydrogen and more. ManpowerGroup (NYSE: MAN) and EIT InnoEnergy are committed to preparing people for these new opportunities, and today announce an ambitious partnership to train and upskill 800,000 workers in the battery value chain across Europe by the end of 2025.
The collaboration between ManpowerGroup and InnoEnergy’s Skills Institute will provide accelerated virtual and in-person training for 70 in-demand roles including Battery Technicians, Electric Vehicle (EV) Chargers Maintenance Operators, Production Engineers, and more. Additionally, it helps drive progress towards the European Commission’s goal of having a skilled workforce to support the European Union’s Green Deal.
“Tackling the climate change transition to a carbon neutral economy and society requires urgent collaboration and investment in upskilling and reskilling workers for the green jobs of tomorrow,” said Oana Penu. “We are excited to join forces with ManpowerGroup to accelerate these efforts and equip hundreds of thousands of workers with the skills needed to support Europe’s sustainability goals. At TBB, we look forward to explaining our solutions and the vital role partnerships like this play in building a skilled workforce for the future.”
The InnoEnergy Skills Institute is an evolution of EIT InnoEnergy’s highly successful European Battery Alliance (EBA) Academy, expanding to also include green hydrogen and solar photovoltaics (PV) value chains. Its agile, modular approach to training will deliver the latest trends and training with adaptable, customisable courses and programmes that meet specific needs, regardless of location, size, or technology.
Inspired and informed by the dynamic clean energy ecosystem of EIT InnoEnergy, we equip the global workforce with the expertise and skills required to create a sustainable economy, distilling our unrivalled knowledge and know‑how into relevant, applicable, and effective modular training courses and credentials.
So far, the institute has trained and upskilled over 40,000 workers and delivered more than 35 certifications, more than 80 courses and programs in over ten languages. Our agility and expertise transform the skills of today’s workforce into those needed for a clean tomorrow.
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