Addressing The Challenges Of Workforce Transition

Globally, wind is set to become a $1 trillion industry by 2030, according to the IEA targets that can only be achieved by the transfer of workers is a critical element of the journey.  To look into the implications for new workers transitioning into a career in wind in September 2021 GWO published new report, (with support from the Global Wind Energy Council) entitled Ensuring a Safe and Renewable Future: why we need to commit to the right training. In this report, GWO underlined the importance and relevance of GWO training standards and also highlighted why domain specific training was superior to training not designed for the wind industry. This evidence-based argument, supported by a gap analysis with other training standards, dispelled the myth that the skills and the training in the wind sector should be the same as that for other industries. The conclusion- any delay in adopting GWO standards will cause harm to the industry. 

Jakob Bjørn Nielsen, Director of Training & Operations, Global Wind Organisation

All GWO standards are designed to achieve learning objectives, so the participant can demonstrate to their instructor that they have the knowledge, skills, and ability required to work safely in a wind turbine environment. Like a sparring match before the big fight, GWO course modules are therefore designed to match as closely as possible the scenarios a technician will encounter at work on a wind turbine.

This report can be downloaded here.

… of the 27 first aid learning objectives contained in BST, only 4% are covered in BOSIET training. This equates to just 27 minutes of training fully covered by BOSIET. Some 285 minutes are not covered. In addition, participants would need another 12.8 hours to catch up between BOSIET and BST in first aid training.