The T-shore Project
The offshore wind industry in Europe is growing rapidly, but it faces a significant challenge: a skills gap that threatens to slow down its expansion and limit its potential. The lack of qualified workers and standardized training programmes has created a skills gap that threatens the industry's ability to compete globally.
T-shore is an innovative project that aims to address these challenges head-on. We are a consortium of thirteen partners from five European countries (Belgium, Denmark, Ireland, Norway & The Netherlands) who have come together to develop training programmes, a training library, and centres of vocational excellence (CoVEs) to provide workers with the skills and competencies they need to succeed in the offshore wind industry.
Our goal is to create a skilled workforce that is equipped to meet the needs of the industry today and in the future. By developing tailored training programmes and establishing CoVEs across the EU, we will provide workers with the hands-on training and technical expertise they need to succeed. Through industry collaboration, we will ensure that the training programmes and CoVEs meet the needs of employers in the offshore wind industry.
T-shore presents a significant opportunity for job creation and economic growth in Europe. By developing a skilled workforce, European companies will be able to compete in the global market and increase their market share. Moreover, our project will help to promote economic growth in the regions where offshore wind energy is being developed.
But T-shore is more than just a training programme. It's a collaborative effort that brings together industry stakeholders, training providers, and educational bodies to foster industry collaboration and ensure that the training programs and CoVEs meet the needs of employers in the offshore wind industry.
Together, the T-shore project partners are working to create a sustainable future for the offshore wind industry in Europe, one that is built on a skilled and competent workforce, thriving companies, and a spirit of collaboration and innovation.
June 2022 - June 2026
T-shore sees the possibility to become a regional lighthouse and a vocational centre securing development of vocational education to support the offshore renewable energy market as well focusing on new green competence demand in relation to this order to support the green power transition Europe is undergoing. Under the umbrella of VET and training of global competences, T-shore will seek to address the following challenges:
- The need to upscale / re-skill and design new teaching and training programs to meet demands for the fast-growing offshore renewable energy market.
- The need for new business models, better private/public cooperation between VET training and education providers and the industry creating sustainable new business models with focus on infrastructure for new VET learning.
- The need for international cooperation among VET providers in the offshore field to combine expertise; together we can accomplish much more.
- The need to understand which new green job profiles are needed in relation to offshore and the link to new technologies connected directly to the offshore renewable energy market.
Goals of T-shore
The main project goals are:
- Development and creation of a European network of VET schools and VET training centers in offshore wind energy.
- The establishment of strong links between businesses and VET providers and combining these stakeholders to meet the industry’s real skills and training needs.
- Defining a range of new competency profiles and developing advanced digital and evidence based educational training methods and materials in a work-based learning environment.
WP1: Project management & Coordination
WP2: Researching skill and training needs of the industry
WP3: Develop education and training content and curriculum
WP4: Develop learning scenarios and education programmes
WP5:Network, Governance, and Sustainability
WP6: Impact and evaluation.
WP7: Communication & Dissemination
|Work Package No||Deliverable No||Deliverable Name||Lead Beneficiary|
|WP1||D1||Project partner agreements||Skilliant|
|WP1||D3||QMP and PHB||Skilliant|
|WP1||D25||Progress Report for EACEA after one year||Skilliant|
|WP1||D26||Progress Report for EACEA after 3 years||Skilliant|
|WP2||D5||Report skills analysis||POM WVL|
|WP2||D6||Report training offer||POM WVL|
|WP2||D7||Report Training||POM WVL|
|WP3||D8||Learning Module Library||Scalda|
|WP3||D9||Programm of requirements||Scalda|
|WP4||D11||Workshop report||Fagsko Rogaland|
|WP4||D12||Learning Scenario||Fagsko Rogaland|
|WP4||D13||List of current infrastructure||Fagsko Rogaland|
|WP4||D14||Modules EU enrolment||Fagsko Rogaland|
|WP5||D15||Established regional Centers of Vocational Excellence.||NOORDERPOORT|
|WP5||D16||One established entity for the POVE||NOORDERPOORT|
|WP5||D17||One platform consisting of a digital and human component:||NOORDERPOORT|
|WP6||D18||Impact and evaluation strategy||PBT|
|WP6||D19||Impact report (2)||PBT|
|WP7||D21||Communication & Dissemination Plan||WindEnergyIre|
|WP7||D22||Communication & Dissemination Interface||WindEnergyIre|
|WP7||D23||Communication & Dissemination Materials||WindEnergyIre|
|WP7||D24||Coordination of targeted project events and networking opportunities||WindEnergyIre|
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T-shore Brussels Event 2023
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