27 Jul '13, 6pm

New IRENA initiative helps young professionals enter renewable energy sector

New IRENA initiative helps young professionals enter renewable energy sector

Titled the "IRENA Renewable Energy Learning Partnership (IRELP) database", the online tool is an addition to the existing IRELP portal, which currently features more than 1,500 renewable energy courses, seminars, degree programmes, webinars and training guides. The global internship database was created to help young professionals enter the field of renewable energy and raise the profile of renewable energy as an attractive career option. The agency believes the foundation of a strong workforce will be pivotal in the global transition from fossil fuels to renewable energy sources. IRENA estimates that in 2012 there were as many as 5.7 million people employed in the renewable energy sector. Yet despite this, there remains a critical shortage of skilled personnel to develop, design, finance, build, operate and maintain renewable energy projects. IRELP was developed to addres...

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