The lack of skilled workers in the renewable energy industry is an important problem. This challenge is projected to deepen in the coming years, underlining the need for awareness-raising and development pathways for people wishing to move from other sectors. With this in mind, RWE and windhunter_academy have taken proactive action to tackle this problem effectively today.

Retraining of fishermen for offshore wind industry

The reskilling program is designed to reach a specific group of people, in this case fishermen. By selecting candidates ready for change and having the potential to meet the criteria for wind turbine technicians, the program gives them a chance to start a new career path. Participants undergo an intensive three-week course at windhunter_academy, where they gain comprehensive knowledge about technical aspects, take practical classes and receive training in technical English.

The participants themselves stressed that the dimension of knowledge and skills they acquired during the program will certainly make it easier for them to decide to change the employment sector and bring tangible benefits after working in the wind industry. They look optimistic about the future and look forward to the first employment

– I believe that the reskilling program proposed by RWE and windhunter academy has fulfilled its objectives. I feel fully prepared for work and new challenges in the wind industry. The training was conducted at the highest level, by professionals who gave us a large amount of knowledge in a very pleasant and friendly atmosphere, treating us as individually as possible.Konrad Rus, participant of the reskilling program.

– The objectives of the program go beyond just completing the training. The main goal is to present job offers and facilitate safe employment in the wind industry, ensuring a successful career transition for each participant.Karolina Jastrzębska, CEO of windhunter academy

Retraining for a sustainable future

As demand for renewable energy increases, programs such as this initiative become increasingly relevant. They provide communities with the necessary tools and knowledge for new industries, thus creating a sustainable livelihood.

Marcin Sowiński, Project Lead at RWE Offshore Development Poland, emphasises the importance of the program not only for building awareness about offshore wind energy, but also for providing real opportunities for individuals to connect their future with this dynamically developing sector. The program equips participants not only with practical skills and technical knowledge, but also develops soft skills and teamwork skills necessary in emergencies.

The fisherman reskilling program, implemented by RWE and windhunter academy, is an important step towards developing qualified staff for the wind industry in Poland. By offering new career paths in the renewable energy sector, the program gives individuals the opportunity to contribute to the development of this industry while safeguarding their own professional future. As the global energy landscape transforms to renewable energy, initiatives such as this play an important role in a prosperous future.

Thanks to the skills gained during the program, participants gained the necessary qualifications to start working on wind turbines in Poland and around the world. Completing the training is not only gaining theory and practice, but above all a real chance to find a job in the renewable energy industry.

Source: windhunter academy