The George Washington University Partners with European Energy Centre to Up-skill US Renewables Workforce
Renewable Energy Educational activities in the USA have been bolstered this week thanks to the announcement of an important EU-US collaboration.
“The School of Engineering and Applied Science at The George Washington University is pleased to partner with the European Energy Centre, which works with the United Nations Environment Programme, to provide state-of-the-art educational opportunities in the areas of Renewable Energy and Energy Efficiency,” comments David S. Dolling (Dean, School of Engineering and Applied Science, The George Washington University).
This partnership will combine the experience of the GWU as a leading worldwide academic institution, with the vocational training expertise of the EEC that has worked for 40 years with major universities, leading global authorities and the United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP).
The educational seminars, launched in October 2015 and continuing today, are short courses designed for busy professionals who aim to up-skill in the Renewable Energy Industry. The training is taught by leading experts in the renewable energy field who have more than 20 years’ practical and theoretical experience in the sector. The training seminars are open to all professionals and students, from those with technical backgrounds to others who have no prior experience. Class sizes are set in order to encourage Q&A consultancy sessions during the courses, both between the delegates and lecturer and also to provide an opportunity for the delegates themselves to network.
Training materials are developed by industry experts and are required to maintain the standards set by a team of Quality Assessors at an Independent Body, which has provided training seminars for the United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP) for participants from the Americas, Europe, Africa and Asia.
“It is clear that the renewable energy industry must further expand worldwide to drive forward the growth expected from upcoming UN climate talks. Our experience tells us that employees pursuing careers within the Renewable Energy sector require support to continue their professional development and keep pace with technological innovations within the industry,” adds Paolo Buoni (Director, the European Energy Centre) – “Therefore, education and training must remain a priority for all individuals working within and affiliated with the renewable energy sector, and so we are very pleased to announce this collaborative Partnership with The George Washington University”.
About the EEC: The EEC is an independent educational body which has been operating since 1975. The EEC promotes best practice in renewable energy and energy efficiency through training courses and conferences with the United Nations (UNEP), intergovernmental organisations and 21 universities across Europe.
For more information on the upcoming GWU-EEC educational seminars, please visit: https://www.euenergycentre.org/component/content/article/327-GW-EEC