Designing Qualified Employees for the Renewable Energy Industry
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  • 1. Designing Qualified Employees for the Renewable Energy IndustryOn the news: A report on the two-year degree tech employee.Part of the problem with the lack of qualified employees in the tech industry,specially the renewable energy industry, is the self-defeating ideas aboutqualified employees and schooling.Our renewable energy industry may go out of business waiting to convince thepublic of the need for tech education then waiting for the supply of educatedapplicants to rise to meet demands in hiring.The energy industry, (renewables) may just have to man up and own up to thefact that the traditional pipeline of qualified employees has gone the way of thedinosaur. (Allusion to oil intended.) What the renewable energy industry has todo is to educate and or train the needed employees themselves. Get rid of the"stuck in the mud" mentality of credentialism.The programmes and solutions floating around have the same odious flavour ofthe Jimmy Carter job training idea of reducing (double-digit) unemployment: Taxbusiness, to train people for jobs that wont exist because business cant afford tohire people due to higher taxes.
  • 2. Real employers, with real jobs, train their own people. Energy does not get amagical pass. Hire people with the capability to learn the job. Put them throughan on-the-job training programme to handle the mechanical aspects and aneducational programme to educate them to the technical aspects.It is analogous to the Theory plus Case Method of educationGood luck.Slimslimfairview@yahoo.comCopyright © 2011 Slim Fairview