ManpowerGroup and the InnoEnergy Skills Institute Partner to Upskill Thousands of People for Green Jobs by 2025
ManpowerGroup and EIT InnoEnergy have joined forces to address the growing demand for skilled workers in the green energy sector. The partnership aims to train and upskill 800,000 individuals in the battery value chain across Europe by the end of 2025. This collaboration comes as the green transition drives the need for millions of new roles in renewable energy, electrification, battery technology, hydrogen, and more.
The training program, led by ManpowerGroup and InnoEnergy’s Skills Institute, will offer accelerated virtual and in-person training for 70 in-demand roles, including Battery Technicians, Electric Vehicle (EV) Chargers Maintenance Operators, and Production Engineers. By equipping individuals with the necessary skills, the initiative supports the European Commission’s goal of having a skilled workforce to support the European Union’s Green Deal.
Riccardo Barberis, ManpowerGroup’s Regional President of Northern Europe, emphasized the importance of investing in people and the planet through this partnership. He stated, “Collaborating with InnoEnergy to build a pipeline of skilled talent who will support Europe’s transition to a net-zero future is not only smart business but the right thing to do to help people level up their potential.”
The InnoEnergy Skills Institute offers flexible training options, including online courses and a combination of virtual and in-person lab experiences. With over 35 certifications and more than 400 online learning hours available in multiple languages, the program enables career changers to reskill and certify for green jobs while providing new entrants with the necessary skills to embark on green energy careers.
The joint effort between ManpowerGroup and InnoEnergy will be further discussed at EIT InnoEnergy’s upcoming event, The Business Booster (TBB), taking place on October 18-19 in Amsterdam. The event will showcase over 150 sustainable energy technologies and focus on “The New Green Economy: Balancing Profit and Purpose.” Barberis will participate in a panel discussion on “Labour: Skills Shortage for the New Green Economy,” alongside other industry leaders.
Oana Penu, Director of the InnoEnergy Skills Institute, highlighted the urgency of collaboration and investment in upskilling and reskilling workers for the green jobs of the future. She expressed excitement about joining forces with ManpowerGroup to equip hundreds of thousands of workers with the skills needed to support Europe’s sustainability goals.
ManpowerGroup, a leading global workforce solutions company, has been recognized for its diversity and ethical practices. With brands like Manpower, Experis, and Talent Solutions, the company has been helping organizations transform and providing meaningful employment for millions of people across various industries and skills for over 75 years.
EIT InnoEnergy, on the other hand, operates at the forefront of the energy transition as the leading innovation engine in sustainable energy. The organization supports innovations in energy storage, transport and mobility, renewables, energy efficiency, and more. It is also behind strategic European initiatives such as the European Battery Alliance, the European Green Hydrogen Acceleration Centre, and the European Solar Photovoltaic Industry Alliance.
The collaboration between ManpowerGroup and EIT InnoEnergy represents a significant step towards building a skilled workforce for the future and accelerating the green transition. By training and upskilling individuals in the battery value chain, the partnership aims to meet the growing demand for green jobs and contribute to Europe’s sustainability goals.