The project is grounded on the premise there will be a skills gap in the upcoming hydrogen sector and therefore a need for a suitably educated workforce.
In order to meet this need, the international consortium came together to create “HySkills”; an industrially relevant, modular, vocational education and training (VET) course aimed at educating learners for the hydrogen sector. The HySkills modules will focus on fundamentals of hydrogen, imparting technical & practical knowledge as well as the important critical safety considerations of hydrogen.
The project commenced in December 2020 and the consortium consists of 5 transnational partners with expertise in hydrogen, sustainability and education. The main outputs of the project are the learning outcomes and units, the modular course and a “train the trainer” programme and handbook.
1. Learning Outcomes & Units
The Partnership produced a report based on results of a needs analysis survey to assess the skills requirement for hydrogen and fuel cell technologies which was conducted across 5 EU countries to identify the relevant safety and technical skills required by the future hydrogen workforce.
2. Modular Training Course
The HySkills Project Partners created a modular training course that will be offered to vocational and academic learners to support the pivot of conventional fossil fuel industries to hydrogen along their pathway to Net Zero.
3. Train the Trainer Programme & Handbook
The Partnership produced a teacher training programme to provide the prerequisite knowledge for any trainer/lecturer to deliver the HySkills modular course regardless of background knowledge or geographic location.
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