On November 16th our Secretary General Federica Sabbati received a warm welcome on stage by European Commissioner for Jobs and Social Rights, Nicolas Schmit during the European Employment and Social Rights Forum – a flagship event by the Directorate-General for Employment, Social Affairs and Inclusion of the European Commission – as the European Heating Industry has been recognized as the Pact for Skills 1000th member.
The Pact for Skills is one of the flagship actions of the European Skills Agenda. It aims to get public and private organisations together and encourage them to make concrete commitments to upskilling and reskilling adults. Under the Pact, public and private organisations can join forces and take concrete action to support recovery and the green and digital transitions.
The announcement marked a milestone for the Pact, announced on the day of its second anniversary, as well as an opportunity for our industry to raise awareness and state our commitment to it as we enhance our efforts in skilling and reskilling the workforce set to bring the energy transition to every European home.
As EHI we have pledged to provide training on efficient and renewable technologies for those 750 000 installers needed, and we’re ready to step up and duly prepare the workforce that will make the heating transition a reality, taking on the mission of attracting young talents to the installing profession while providing them with local, well trained and secure jobs with a key role to play in the fight against climate change.
We thank the European Commission for this important recognition and look forward to working together to make the Pact for Skills a success.