The Global Wind Workforce Outlook (GWWO) 2023-2027, recently unveiled by the Global Wind Organization (GWO) and the Global Wind Energy Council (GWEC), portrays a compelling picture of the thriving wind industry. An unprecedented rise, with a need for over 574,000 technicians by 2027, marks a golden era of opportunities, particularly for newcomers to the industry. Nearly 43% of this burgeoning workforce will be new talents, highlighting the growing demand for basic safety and technical training.
This optimistic forecast illuminates a path brimming with opportunities as the industry requires 243,800 additional new technicians within the next five years. Ten countries, namely Australia, Brazil, China, Colombia, Egypt, India, Japan, Kenya, South Korea, and the United States, are poised to be at the epicenter of this monumental growth. The pivotal aspect of this expansion is a meticulously cultivated health and safety culture, backed by a competent and well-trained workforce.
Within the realm of training, a disparity between existing GWO training levels and projected needs is evident, underscoring an urgent need to bridge this gap. The training need in the industry is set to soar, with the offshore wind energy technician workforce witnessing an astonishing 79% growth by 2027.
In this vibrant landscape, the emphasis on fundamental skills is paramount. The projection vividly underscores an urgent need for staff trained at a basic level in technical and safety, aligning it with the evolving demands of the industry, thus forging a path towards a flourishing future in the wind sector.