Kick-off meeting of the partners involved in the project “Hydrogen Centres of Vocational Excellence (H2CoVE)”

12-13 of March in Bergen (Norway) forty participants have met for the first time to collaborate on the project “Hydrogen Centres of Vocational Excellence (H2COVE)”. Project officially started 1st of March 2024 and for the next 4 years will be the center for new competencies in the rapidly growing hydrogen area.
The participants get acquainted with each other as well as with the achievements and potential in the area of innovative technologies, market needs and the level of readiness of each region involved in the project.
Climate challenges force the European community to find new sources of energy and to enable the business world to succeed with this. Developing the right skills is important. In the H2CoVE project, among other things, a competence map will be created which will specify what type of competence is needed for relevant professions within hydrogen.
The development of the hydrogen value chains in Europe is estimated to create around one million jobs by 2030 and up to 5 million by 2050. These jobs will require highly qualified workers.
The H2CoVE project aims to involve 800 stakeholders from the companies in the project, in addition to 150 teachers at various professional levels who will participate in the “Train-the-Trainer” programme. This is about making those who teach better at their job. The project will provide additional and further education offers to a thousand employees, and deliver concrete issues as a starting point for student competitions (140 participants in total) and a minimum of 12 project, bachelor’s and/or master’s theses.

More info about the H2CoVE project can be found here: H2CoVE project