The clean energy industry has been a winner from the National Jobs & Skills Summit held in Canberra this week, with strong support for the majority of the sector's recommendations for a more robust clean energy workforce.
"The last two days have recognised the extraordinary opportunity for Australia to create hundreds of thousands of clean energy jobs across regional Australia. With a strong spirit of positivity and collaboration, the outcomes from the Summit represent major progress in developing the workforce necessary to ensure Australia becomes a global clean energy superpower," said Clean Energy Council Chief Executive, Kane Thornton.
The clean energy industry has been prominent in ensuring a solid understanding of the sector's workforce and opportunities, with a detailed analysis of the state of the clean energy workforce, the emerging skills gaps and advocacy for a range of reforms detailed in the 'Skilling the Energy Transition' report.
Some of the critical areas of agreement from the Summit of importance to the clean energy sector include:
The Clean Energy Council also congratulated the leadership of the Albanese Government for taking a range of decisive and swift actions to restore confidence in the clean energy sector through strong targets and sensible policy. This will play an important role in supporting industry to continue to invest in the future workforce.
"The Clean Energy Council will continue to lead and advocate for reform and change to ensure that we deliver the workforce necessary for Australia to become a clean energy superpower," said Thornton. "We look forward to working with the Federal Government to develop a National Energy Workforce Strategy and a First Nations Clean Energy Strategy."
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