Renewable energy and energy efficiency career pathways and the skills gap, with special reference to the Northern Cape

The broad aim of the project was to establish career pathways and a broad overview of the skills demand within the renewable energy sector in South Africa, with a focus on the Northern Cape to establish if there was potential to invest in a Renewable Energy Centre of Excellence (RECE) in Upington.

Defining the career pathways and skills demands were undertaken in parallel and were to contribute toward an understanding of skills development and renewable energy policy as well as legislative drivers within South Africa.

An interactive predictive Growth Model was created, and the job intensity of the various technologies was investigated, with a jobs/MW baseline used to understand the job potential of renewable energy according to various scenarios.