UpHyMob : Upskilling for H2 mobility

Upskilling the EU workforce for hydrogen fleets and infrastructure operation and maintenance

Scroll down to content
woman wears yellow hard hat holding vehicle part
Photo by Chevanon Photography on Pexels.com

Why upskill?

The widening field of H2 use

The trade body Hydrogen Europe expects 10,000 H2 trucks on Europe’s roads by 2025 and 100,000 by 2030.

EU’s Green Deal

As part of the EU’s Green Deal, hydrogen is foreseen to play a big role in the decarbonisation goals prescribed.

Major investments

Spain, France and Germany have pledged to heavily invest in H2 mobility technologies, with the last two countries having already pledged a 16 billion € investment by 2030.

Reduced Cost

Current research suggests that the ongoing decrease of cost for producing “green” hydrogen.

Job creation

Hydrogen use spreads in the EU, with more than 1 million jobs expected to be created

a road surrounded by trees
Photo by Mikhail Nilov on Pexels.com

A bit of background…

What is the role of H2 in the EU’s plan?

As part of the EU’s Green Deal, hydrogen is foreseen to play a big role in the decarbonisation goals prescribed. As the cost for producing “green” hydrogen (i.e. renewable hydrogen from electrolysis) drops, H2 can contribute significantly to the fight against climate change, especially for the mobility sector. Upskilling of the workforce is of vital importance, as a new set of skills in required for a growing market.
To address this need, we develop a training program tailored to cover the needs of the emerging H2 mobility sector.

Education on Green Hydrogen

Skills for the future of energy

We are creating the first VET curriculum focused on combining the worlds of powertrain maintenance and refuelling, to prepare the workforce to support the H2 mobility sector.

Expected Impact

100

Stakeholders consulted to identify H2 mobility skills requirements.

30

VET providers and in-house trainers expressing interest to integrate UpHyMob educational
resources into their offerings.

100+

Formal and non-formal (H2) mobility learners using the project’s MOOC.

4

National qualification bodies reached to plan the accreditation of H2 mobility qualification.

Process

Progression of the project

Skills & Training Analysis

During the initial phase, the project’s consortium will be conducting an analysis on current training needs of (H2) vehicle mechanics and skills shortages in the market, as the industry booms in the entire EU. This research will result in the definition of the learning outcomes, setting the foundations for a modular curriculum.

Curriculum Development & Delivery

A complete curriculum containing learning outcomes for H2 powertrain and Hydrogen Refuelling Station (HRS) maintenance and installation will be developped, addressing practical and theoretical needs for the proper and safe handling of H2 powertrain parts and HRSs. These resources will be delivered through a Massive Open Online Course.

A framework for recognition

Following the newly developed educational tools, the project aims to contribute to the formation of common educational and occupational standards for H2 mobility technicians, by promoting the recognition of learning outcomes, mainstreaming project materials as best practices and supporting decision making.

Results

From the initial phase of gathering intelligence on current skill offer, skill requirements and training provisions, the project will go on developping educational material, later delivering in an attractive interactive way through a MOOC. Finally, UpHyMob aims to mainstream the educational outcomes and support their recognition.

1. Skills Mapping 

2. Educational Material

3. Massive Open Online Course

4. Recognition of skill requirements

Our Team

Meet the Partners

Fundación Hidrógeno Aragón

Promea

Instituto Superior Técnico

Centro San Valero

Innovela Sprl

Powered by WordPress Inspiro WordPress Theme by WPZOOM