The shortage of skilled workers could put the brakes on the energy transition in Germany. There is currently a shortage of around 216,000 skilled workers for the expansion of solar and wind energy - according to the Funke Mediengruppe, this was the result of a study by the Competence Center for Skilled Workforce Assurance (Kofa) at the Institute for the German Economy. According to the study, there is a shortage of electricians, air-conditioning technicians and IT specialists in particular.
Which occupational groups are particularly hard hit? What opportunities are there in terms of training and continuing education? And what about the financing of training? We talk about this with Berthold Breid, CEO of the Renewables Academy AG (RENAC) in Berlin.
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Renewables Academy AG (RENAC), based in Berlin, Germany, is one of the leading international providers of training and capacity building in renewable energy and energy efficiency. Since our founding in 2008, more than 30,000 participants from over 165 countries have attended our training programs.
Berthold Breid has been involved in solar technology training since 1998. In 2008, he founded RENAC and today acts as CEO.