As part of Queensland’s $30m Clean Energy Workforce Roadmap, 100,000 engineering and construction jobs will be supported by 2023 to deliver the clean energy transformation.
- Queensland’s Clean Energy Workforce Roadmap sets out $30 million in investments to help create a skilled, job-ready workforce to deliver Queensland’s clean energy transformation.
- Queensland’s clean energy transformation will support around 100,000 new jobs by 2040 with workers in electrical trades, engineering, construction, and technical workers already in high demand.
- The clean energy transformation will support around 100,000 new jobs for Queenslanders by 2040.
- In demand areas include: electrical trades; engineering; construction; technicians; science and technology; corporate roles; and education, training and development.
Queensland’s Clean Energy Workforce Roadmap outlines a pathway for government, industry, workers and the community to work together to create the future energy workforce Queensland needs. It is supported by the Future Energy Jobs Guide, which comprehensively outlines job opportunities and career pathways available to existing workers and school students.
Developed in consultation with over 90 key stakeholder groups statewide, the Roadmap captures the priorities of regional communities and industry to ensure the right skills are delivered in the right locations.
“Queensland is well positioned to lead the clean energy revolution, taking advantage of our state’s natural resources, and established high quality training and training infrastructure,” says Queensland Premier Annastacia Palaszczuk.
“Our government has built the first facilities in the nation to deliver the skills and training for the renewable energy and hydrogen jobs needed for the Queensland Energy and Jobs Plan,” says Queensland Premier Annastacia Palaszczuk.
“The Clean Energy Workforce Roadmap will further expand renewable energy training into more than 30 schools for 2,000 students across Queensland,” says Queensland Premier Annastacia Palaszczuk.
“That includes establishing school to industry partnerships so that our young people can have the opportunity to have access to good paying and secure jobs in the regions they are living in,” says Queensland Premier Annastacia Palaszczuk.
“The plan also expands on work to provide new skills for existing workers including a Future Energy Innovation and Training Hub in Rockhampton,” says Queensland Premier Annastacia Palaszczuk.
The $30 million in funded actions include:
- Piloting of Mobile Regional Energy Jobs Hubs across the Queensland Renewable Energy Zone (QREZ) regions to connect regional communities to job opportunities
- An expansion to the Gateway to Industry Schools program to cover a dedicated renewable energy focus, and online resources to support Queensland teachers to deliver clean energy content and student learning
- Regionally tailored clean energy future skills demand/supply analysis and jobs opportunity guides
- A skills academy as part of Stanwell’s Future Energy Innovation and Training Hub in Rockhampton
- A program of investments for state owned training infrastructure.
- Expansion of the VET Emerging Industries initiative
- Co-funding of up to 20 places in Engineers Australia Global Engineering Talent Pilot Program for future clean energy related positions
“Through the Clean Energy Workforce Roadmap, the Palaszczuk Government will develop the highly skilled workforce required to roll out Queensland’s transition to renewable energy so we can help Queenslanders cut emissions and save on power bills,” says Minister for Energy, Renewables and Hydrogen Mick de Brenni.
“This roadmap, along with the Palaszczuk Government’s $150 million Job Security Guarantee, and laws introduced into Parliament this week, mean energy workers at Queensland’s publicly owned coal-fired power stations can be confident there will be good jobs for them and generations to come in regional Queensland,” says Minister for Energy, Renewables and Hydrogen Mick de Brenni.
“Energy Skills Queensland welcomes the investment by the Palaszczuk Government in Queensland’s Clean Energy Workforce as it is our people and our regions that will be driving the energy transformation over the next decade,” says Energy Skills Queensland Chief Executive Officer David Cross.
“The Palaszczuk Government’s commitment to vocational training, to Queensland’s universities and to pathways for students in our schooling system augurs well for the future. Transforming the workforce now helps begin that journey while laying a critical and positive platform for the industry over the longer-term,” says Energy Skills Queensland Chief Executive Officer David Cross.
“Queensland’s clean energy transformation is strongly aligned to our region’s workforce skills and expertise,” says Greater Whitsunday Alliance Chief Executive Officer Kylie Porter.
“Our long history in mining; mining equipment, technology and services (METS); and manufacturing means our regional workers will be at the forefront of supporting Queensland as its transforms our energy sector for a cleaner future,” says Greater Whitsunday Alliance Chief Executive Officer Kylie Porter.
“We look forward to utilising Queensland’s Clean Energy Workforce Roadmap to maximise the workforce and supply opportunities within the Isaac Renewable Energy Zone,” says Greater Whitsunday Alliance Chief Executive Officer Kylie Porter.
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