Improving, increasing and facilitating access to renewable energy (RE) education and training (E&T) in Latin-America (LA)
As of: April 2021
While many Latin American countries have incorporated the ambitious expansion of renewables as a key element in their nationally determined contributions (NDCs), one factor hampering growth in the renewables sector is an ongoing lack of skilled workers. This needs to be addressed by appropriate educational programmes, well-equipped educational establishments and competent educators. For the solar and wind power segments in particular, the project is providing partner countries with help in identifying training needs, improving equipment in educational facilities and ensuring that course materials are up-to-date. The project lead shares project results with their project team members. Universities participating in the project can offer their students a better quality of training over the long term. In turn, course graduates can then apply their domain expertise to help promote the energy transition in many different areas.
State of implementation/results
- In June 2019, a regional conference was held in Quito, Ecuador, for the official project launch. The event was attended by representatives of all partners involved in the project and OLADE member countries.
- The project has identified the training needs in Latin America, analyzed existing curricula for solar thermal, PV and wind in Argentina, Peru and Uruguay and published the results in a series of studies:
- The equipment purchase process for training centres on wind energy, solar thermal and photovoltaics started.
- Currently, online train-the-trainer courses are being held.