Student Energy has recently launched a report on insights from the Energy Transition Skills Project!
In 2022, Student Energy launched the Energy Transition Skills Project, in partnership with Orsted, to learn what young people are looking for in a job and what barriers they face to employment in the energy transition. This newly launched report shares valuable insights and recommendations for both youth and energy actors on how they can better support youth skills development and employment in the energy transition. Below are a few key insights from the report:
- Youth respondents chose purpose of work, salary and compensation, and opportunities for growth as their top three priorities when looking for a job.
- The most commonly selected barriers that respondents face include a lack of awareness about existing job opportunities (47.6%), lack of available entry-level positions (46.0%), and lack of access to skills training (44.9%).
- The majority of respondents (64.8%) believed skills-building programs would help them learn the necessary skills to pursue energy transition jobs. The second most common answer was internships, co-ops, or work-learn opportunities (54.8%).
Read the full final report for more global insights, regional and demographic insights, and Student Energy’s recommendations to act on these findings here.
Student Energy is a global youth-led organization empowering young people to accelerate the sustainable energy transition, engaging 50,000+ young people in over 120 countries.
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