Naturgy Foundation and Sedigas will work together to train future professionals and improve employability in the gas sector

The gas sector is offering more and more job opportunities thanks to its commitment to new technologies in order to improve quality of life for citizens and the competitiveness of businesses, and also to complete a fair energy transition.

Naturgy Foundation and the Spanish Gas Association (Sedigas) will jointly promote training and accredited certification events to improve professional qualifications in the gas sector, marked by the growing relevance of renewable gases and digitalisation, and which will require more qualified technicians to work on its installations.

The Spanish gas sector is consolidated, offering a secure energy supply to 8 million domestic, commercial and industrial clients in Spain. Sector companies are committed to the introduction of new technologies to improve the quality of life of citizens and competitiveness of businesses, and to contribute in the fight against climate change.

The energy transition will bring new job opportunities that require qualified and accredited professionals. The training programmes and modules promoted by Naturgy Foundation offer content adapted to current labour market needs and, in some cases, accredited certification for the activities identified.

María Eugenia Coronado, general director of Naturgy Foundation, highlighted the commitment to digitalisation and contribution to a fair energy transition promoted by the sector, and the subsequent demand for qualified professionals to develop these goals. “From Naturgy Foundation, we want to contribute to improving employability in the energy sector, making the most of all the opportunities provided by the energy transition.”

Naiara Ortiz de Mendíbil, general secretary of Sedigas, pinpointed that this collaboration is a milestone in our ongoing commitment to training and developing future sector professionals. “We believe that investing in training is fundamental for innovation and progress in our industry. With this initiative, we will not only improve technical skills but also promote safe, sustainable and responsible practices in the gas sector.”

The first training event with grants provided by Naturgy Foundation will take place in the coming weeks and those who complete the course will gain access to the accredited certification process.

The Naturgy Foundation Vocational Training Programme for Employability

This new training event is part of the Naturgy Foundation’s programme to promote training and improve employability in the energy sector. It aims to improve the readiness of the sector’s future professionals to facilitate their entry into the labour market. It therefore offers updated content on innovation in the energy sector and, since it was launched in 2018, has offered free courses that have benefited more than 69,300 people, including young people, teachers and professionals.

This training can teach and certify updated technical knowledge of the sector in areas such as sustainable mobility, rehabilitation and sustainable construction, renewable gases, digitalisation of power grids, energy consultancy in vulnerable environments, photovoltaic panel installation and maintenance, green and digital gas networks, and wind farm maintenance, among others.

The Naturgy Foundation has also produced previously unpublished educational resources designed for training professionals and compiled together with specialists in each subject matter. This area includes the technical-practical textbooks “Vocational Education and Training in Energy, Vocational Training for Employability”, and their adaptation to the e-learning training courses produced together with the Open University of Catalonia (UOC).

This Naturgy Foundation training opportunity is aligned with the Just Transition Strategy and is recognised and supported by the Ministry of Education, Vocational Training and Sport, the administrations responsible for education and employment in nine autonomous regions, the Public State Employment Service (SEPE), the National Training for Employment Foundation (FUNDAE) and the National Qualifications Institute (INCUAL).

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