The George Washington University Partners with European Energy Centre to Up-skill US Renewables Workforce

Released on: September 25, 2015, 2:40 am (EDT)
Industry: Energy

Washington, D.C., September 25, 2015 -- /EPR NETWORK/ -- Renewable Energy Educational activities in the USA have been bolstered this week thanks to the announcement of an important EU-US collaboration.

“The School of Engineering and Applied Science at The George Washington University is pleased to partner with the European Energy Centre, which works with the United Nations Environment Programme, to provide state-of-the-art educational opportunities in the areas of Renewable Energy and Energy Efficiency,” comments David S. Dolling (Dean, School of Engineering and Applied Science, The George Washington University).

This partnership will combine the experience of the GWU as a leading worldwide academic institution, with the vocational training expertise of the EEC that has worked for 40 years with major universities, leading global authorities and the United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP).

This December, 196 countries will meet to sign a new global agreement on Climate Change, with expectations of an important and lasting agreement due to the commitment of major world leaders, including the USA. A huge contribution will be required from the Renewable Energy industry worldwide in order to reach the agreed global objectives.

In this respect, the EEC Accredited Center (EEC) has now created an important American-European Cooperation to support Training and Education and upskill the global workforce. The Cooperation – the first of its kind in the Renewable Energy sector – combines the specialist knowledge of industry experts and highly-regarded university academics to provide high quality training courses and conferences in universities worldwide, with the support of the United Nations Environment Programme.

The industry must expand to drive forward this growth and upskill workers from outside the sector. Additionally, employees pursuing a career within the Renewable Energy sector will need support to continue their professional development and keep pace with technological innovations in the industry. Education and Training must therefore remain a priority for individuals working within and affiliated with the renewable energy sector.

About the EEC: The EEC is an independent educational body which has been operating since 1975. The EEC promotes best practice in renewable energy and energy efficiency through training courses and conferences with the United Nations (UNEP), intergovernmental organisations and 21 universities across Europe.

For more information on the upcoming GWU-EEC educational seminars, please visit:

Contact-Details: Scott Oakley,, +1 (917) 267-8792

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