Promoting the training of engineers and technologists

Promoting the training of engineers and technologists
To keep up with global leaders, Russian renewable energy companies seek to secure enough qualified workforce for thriving PV industry. Baltic federal university has recently announced the opening of a new resource center to promote the training of engineers and technologists

Baltic federal university, located in Kaliningrad that will soon be home for country’s biggest solar cells manufacturing site, recently unveiled its plans to increase the number of graduates trained for power engineering and renewable energy industries.

Recent assessments of workforce demand from the biggest businesses proved that most companies working in renewable energy generation lack for engineers, designers, technologists, specialists in solar plant maintenance, and electric power metering.

Russian universities across the country have started to upgrade academic programs by adding training courses on new materials, renewable energy generation, microelectronic to meet the growing demand from new industries.

The renewable energy generation industry is expected to create about 8 000 jobs by 2025 and more than 30 000 by 2035. Demand for qualified technical staff is growing annually by 15-20%. Russian green energy sector requires qualified designers able to develop and commission projects considering Russian climate patterns and natural specifics. Currently, the staff shortage is mostly covered by professionals from conventional power engineering who set to shift to the new industry.