The project aims at creating an online platform to provide job intelligence to industry, candidates and academic and training institutions while performing an analysis of the skills needed by the industry to ensure that the provided education and training courses are tailor-made to the sectors’ needs.

To this extent, the project focuses on three strains of activities:

  1. Drafting of a survey for the renewable energy industry with a view to analysing what are the currently needed skills and forecasts on the industry needs in terms of competences for the renewable energy sector. This activity also includes an analysis of what skills can be easily transferred from traditional sectors (e.g. oil and gas, nuclear, chemicals, pharmaceutical…) to the growing renewable energy sectors.
  2. Creating a Renewable Energy Jobs Barometer which will summarise the collected information while presenting the most wanted job profiles for the renewable energy sectors.
  3. Drafting of a survey for job candidates analysing what competencies are present in the renewable energy market. As a result, a thorough candidates’ database will be set up. It will include gap analysis between the needed skills and the existing competencies, and identification of areas where further training should be developed in order to ensure that the competencies present in the market respond to the needs of the industry.

KnowRES also aims at providing additional visibility for the renewable energy sector, as an important and growing employer sector, while highlighting strong messages on its employment opportunities. A series of match-making events between industry and candidates was organised in the second half of 2015 during relevant events of the renewable energy industry. TheKnowRES consortium is composed of eight partners coming from three European countries, whose complementary expertise will enable to successfully deliver the expected results. This includes five European associations active in the area of renewable energy, one research centre located in Spain, recognized in providing expert socio-economic analysis in the area of renewable energy; one university of applied sciences, located in the Netherlands; and one recruitment company, located in Brussels, specialised in providing experts for the cleantech sectors.

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