First Round Table on Skills to Enable the Development of the Hydrogen Economy

12 June 2023

Protea Hotel Fire & Ice, 221 Garsfontein Road, Pretoria Menlyn

The purpose of this event is give direction to the “Identification of Skills Needs for the Hydrogen Economy” LMI research project.

Since the green hydrogen economy is gaining momentum and fast becoming a key component of South Africa’s development trajectory, there is a growing need to identify the skills, knowledge and attributes that are likely to be required in this new sector, to ensure that skills are not a constraint to the growth of the hydrogen economy.

Insights into the skills needs of the hydrogen economy will also help to prepare the current energy workforce to transition to the hydrogen economy.

The Department of Higher Education and Training is working on a project across the PSET system, to identify skills for the hydrogen economy. Ensuring the availability of people with the appropriate knowledge, skills and attributes will support the growth and development of the hydrogen economy. The purpose of this two-day Round Table is to discuss the hydrogen economy and examine skills needs to support the growth of the hydrogen economy. The DHET is therefore hosting this event to: Ensure common understanding in this area of work; Build a community of practice; and Institutionalise the hydrogen economy in the work of the Department.