Launched at the Australian Clean Energy Summit in Sydney, New South Wales (NSW), the Hydrogen Industry Workforce Development Roadmap 2022-2032 looks to build a pipeline of ‘skilled, hydrogen-ready’ workers.

As part of the plan, the already established Gateway to Industry Skills Programme is set to add hydrogen as a new industry, allowing 30 schools and up to 2000 students to engage with the emerging industry.

H2 View understands the roadmap was developed with key insights from early industry players and training providers, combined with deep data analysis according to the Government.

It comes as the state seeks to fast track the development of the industry to meet its ambitious target of 50% renewable energy 2030, and a vision to be at the forefront of renewable hydrogen production and export.

In May 2019, the Queensland Government revealed its $19m hydrogen industry strategy to encourage the development of the sector in the state.

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Di Farmer, Queensland’s Minister for Training and Skills Development, said, “This Roadmap is the first dedicated workforce development plan for the industry and sets a path to a strong and adaptable workforce for a safe and thriving Queensland hydrogen industry.” Minister Farmer said.

“Affordable, clean and secure energy has the potential to deliver thousands of jobs and drive the state’s economic growth and we will ensure we maximise workforce opportunities in regional communities across Queensland.

“The roadmap recognises the importance of having flexible skills and training options to respond when and where new skills needs emerge, tailored responses for local workforces, and attraction and retention strategies.”

Michael de Brenni, Queensland Minister for Energy, Renewables and Hydrogen, added, “We’re accelerating the development of Queensland-made hydrogen, creating more jobs in more industries, especially in regional Queensland.

“The state’s wealth of renewable resources, export infrastructure, and skilled workforce, means that Queensland is well-placed to build an internationally leading hydrogen industry.

“We have a bold vision for the state’s future and we’re backing Queenslanders to be front and centre of the clean energy transformation.”

H2 View’s Hydrogen in India – Snap Summit

With the launch of its national hydrogen strategy in recent weeks and growing interest in India’s bold ambitions to de-leverage from traditional fossil fuel-based energy, H2 View stages a Snap Summit to address the country’s path forward in hydrogen.

India plans to manufacture five million tonnes of green hydrogen per annum by 2030 and not just meet its own climate objectives but become a production and export hub for the clean fuel.

Some sources question a lack of detail over the wider ecosystem while others still point to the country’s reliance on coal power. Yet, the world’s third-largest energy consuming country is already embracing renewable energy, its solar power sector is moving forward, and data suggests coal’s hold over India’s power sector is steadily loosening. The grid is already evolving.

The question is, how can a renewable energy powerhouse fast-track to true sustainability with green hydrogen? Join H2 View and a programme of global hydrogen leaders to unlock answers and insights for the short, medium, and long-term future in India.

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