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Victoria pledges millions to build clean energy workforce

The Victorian government has launched a $6 million fund to support projects that promote training for an expanded clean energy workforce.

The Clean Economy Workforce Capacity Building Fund provides grants up to $1 million for collaboration between industry and training providers to deliver innovation in clean economy training and workforce development.

Funding can be used for:

  • New training, products and methods that deliver clean economy workforce skills
  • Workforce training and skills development of clean economy workforce skills to support business productivity and learner employability
  • Design of skills development approaches for new and emerging clean economy sectors.

These activities can occur across clean economy sectors, defined as:

  • The sectors of the Victorian economy that directly contribute to climate change adaptation and mitigation and include, but are not limited to:
    • Renewable energy, energy efficiency and demand management, energy transmission and storage technologies
    • The use of circular economy practices (particularly in material usage and material efficiency including waste management)
    • Other zero emission economic activity (e.g., transport and agriculture); and other climate change adaptation and mitigation activity (e.g., carbon capture and storage, hydrogen).
  • Key sectors of the Victorian economy impacted by climate change and the transition towards a clean economy such as construction, manufacturing, agriculture, forestry, food and fibre, tourism
  • Key sectors of the Victorian economy that will be drivers of the transition towards a clean economy and in addressing climate change (e.g., design and innovation).

A range of organisations can apply, including TAFE and registered training organisations (RTOs), industry, employers, unions, peak bodies and industry associations.

Expressions of interest close at midnight on November 19, 2021.

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