The availability of qualified personal is a bottleneck for the expansion of shallow geothermal energy in many countries. Specific knowledge for heating installers as well as for drilling staff or planners and designers. On November 19th, the training course approaches of the projects geo2spain, GSS-VET, Geozert and GeoTrainet have been presented at the Geothermiekongress Munich.

In “Vocational Education and Training in Europe: The GSS-VET Project” our Technical Director Gregor Rumberg reported about the latest project results, the implementation of innovative teaching methods, experiences from the international collaboration and a possible utilization on the German market.

The GSS-VET project combines and promotes Geothermal and Solar Skills in Vocational Education and Training. The training content is focused on technical skills, but also on transversal ones, including entrepreneurship, ICT, interdisciplinary skills and ability to work effectively with people from other disciplines. 40 trainers and 200 workers will directly be trained during the project’s lifetime, and thanks to the involvement of VET providers, sectorial organizations (including an EU umbrella), regional authorities and other associated partners, 2,500 workers will be trained by 2025. Read more about GSS-VET at http://gss-vet.eu