Clean energy professionals eye green fair jumpstart

January 5, 2014 by  
Filed under Solar Energy Tips

ABU DHABI: A Green Career Fair is being held in partnership with the Masdar Institute of Science and Technology (MI) and Reed Exhibitions during the 7th World Future Energy Summit from Jan. 20-22.

As businesses around the world realise that sustainable practices are vital to remaining competitive, the event will be a valuable opportunity for recruiters to highlight job opportunities at their companies and provide career guidance in the advanced energy and sustainability industry.

The Green Career Fair aims to provide cost-effective and convenient ways to create social and professional networking opportunities. Besides meeting up with potential employers, professionals will be able to attend workshops on renewable energy career topics and make use of a Career Advice Desk to get tips from HR professionals on site.

 The Fair will also include features such as career opportunity booths and interview areas.

Dr Behjat Al Yousuf, Dean of Students, MI, said, “Platforms such as the Green Career Fair offer emerging clean energy professionals the right channel for their professional development through engaging with industries in the field to discuss future trends in clean energy capacity building.

Mandated to focus on human capital building and knowledge development, Masdar Institute contributes to nurturing a talent base that generates IPs and patents, most suitable to the industry.”

The US Green Building Council stated recently that “green construction” employed more than one million people from 2000 to 2008. That number is expected to rise to 3.3 million by 2013 and job growth will multiply globally.

The China Council of International Co-operation on Environment and Development estimates that by 2016 the green job sector could employ 9.5 million people in the country. The UN report “Green Jobs: Towards Decent work in a Sustainable, Low-CarbonWorld” predicts that the deployment of new energy technologies and investments could see the green job sector employ 20 million additional people by 2030.

According to findings of the World Future Energy Summit Insight Report 2013, “Realising the Promise of Solar Industry Development in the Middle East and North Africa (Mena),” if the region is going to build a solid industrial base in renewables, it is going to have to nurture entrepreneurs that will innovate and create jobs for the growing population of young people.

The seventh edition of the World Future Energy Summit will be co-located with the second edition of the International Water Summit and the inaugural EcoWaste exhibition, also hosted by Masdar, at the Abu Dhabi National Exhibition Centre (Adnec).

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