Transitioning fossil fuel workers to the solar power workforce

Meeting the challenges involved in transitioning oil, coal and gas workers towards solar jobs


As the world transitions towards a clean energy future, there will be a great need to address the challenges of transitioning oil, coal and gas workers towards renewable energy jobs.

When the Alberta oil sands slowdown hit in 2015, workers were left feeling the brunt, and while the exploration industry is recovering, many of the jobs are likely to be lost to increased automation. Also, Canada’s commitments to the Paris Climate accord does not help as this changes the dynamics of employment in the fossil fuel industry.

The solar industry is a viable choice and offers the best chance at employment for oil workers who are looking for re-employment in a field where their skills can be easily transferable.

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