NIIT, EIT InnoEnergy Collaborate For Green Energy Skills Institute

• EIT InnoEnergy has enlisted NIIT, to scale the offering with the aim to reach more than 800,000 workers by 2025. • The partnership will leverage presence and capabilities of NIIT as a global talent development leader to rapidly scale and create the highly skilled and certified human capital essential for a rapid transition to green energy.

Global talent development corporation NIIT Ltd has collaborated with EIT InnoEnergy for rapid scaling Skills Institute learning services that remove skills barriers for industries accelerating sustainability efforts. The initiative will provide significant levels of training and development for industries evolving in line with the energy transition.

To scale the offering with the aim to reach more than 800,000 workers by 2025, EIT InnoEnergy has enlisted NIIT.

The InnoEnergy Skills Institute is an evolution of EIT InnoEnergy ’s highly successful European Battery Alliance (EBA) Academy, expanding to also include green hydrogen and solar photovoltaics (PV) value chains. Its agile, modular approach to training will deliver the latest trends and training with adaptable, customisable courses and programmes that meet specific needs, regardless of location, size, or technology.

EIT InnoEnergy said that greater numbers benefitting from industry-leading training is a vital step in equipping the global workforce with the knowledge and expertise needed to decarbonise the energy economy.

A Strategic Partnership
EIT InnoEnergy partnership with NIIT for InnoEnergy Skills Institute to offer services including onboarding, learning journey creation, training of teaching staff, and ensuring local training nuances are catered for. The partnership will leverage presence and capabilities of NIIT as a global talent development leader to rapidly scale and create the highly skilled and certified human capital essential for rapid transition to green energy.

The InnoEnergy Skills Institute will benefit from NIIT’s global reach and nfrastructure, ensuring it can deploy services at pace and scale, accelerating training across Europe, North America, and Asia. EIT InnoEnergy said that transition to net zero will require retraining up to 18 million workers around the world.

Oana Penu, Director of the InnoEnergy Skills Institute, said, “in the battery workforce alone, more than 700 new job types will come into play as required skillsets highly diversify. So, it is not a surprise that 71% of CEOs already cite skills shortages as their most significant business challenge. We’re dedicated to supporting green innovations of the future and ensuring there is a trained workforce to achieve climate goals. Our strategic partnership with NIIT will leverage its leadership in global talent development to help make this a reality.”

EIT InnoEnergy has role in key industrial alliances spanning energy, storage, green hydrogen, and PV mean it is perfectly placed to expedite the upskilling of workers across the energy industry. Through the InnoEnergy Skills Institute, businesses, universities, and training providers can benefit from courses supported by a range of sector experts, alliances, and partnerships.

Sailesh Lalla, Chief Business Officer, NIIT, “With EIT InnoEnergy’s domain expertise and industry knowledge and NIIT’s education services industry leadership, our goal is to ensure that the InnoEnergy Skills Institute is recognised as a leading destination and thought leader for decarbonisation and green skills across Europe, North America, and Asia. With the combined strengths of both companies, we aspire to create a world-leading solution to the burning need for upskilling and reskilling across industries to create a flexible workforce that is adaptable to changing requirements.”

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