It is projected that by 2020, there will be a shortage of 3 million experienced technicians and other professionals in renewable energy industries worldwide. Unless action is taken, the industries will have difficulty keeping pace with the increased demand for clean, renewable energy.
Steps to help build skills within these industries are discussed in a new article from geoAMPS posted on The Energy Collective website.
Two initiatives organizations can take are to develop institutional knowledge retention and process standardization. Both steps accomplish the goal of capturing project knowledge, industry awareness and organizational know-how so that it can be readily shared with incoming, less experienced workers. That streamlines the training process and improves efficiencies in developing and operating projects.
Process standardization is the collection and implementation of best practices – the organization’s processes, job duties and project development – known to that point. The documentation of these best practices is a critical tool in building up the skills of an inexperienced workforce in renewable energy industries.
geoAMPS products and services can help organization with knowledge retention and process standardization. geoAMPS can migrate the company’s data into a central Web database where employees can quickly access and update project information. Centralization eliminates uncertainty in searching for records and streamlines training. It builds skills by providing mobile application for work in the field, detached application when connectivity is unreliable, and GIS mapping that can broaden the use of information.
Once data centralization is completed, the geoAMPS software solution serves as a technological foundation for standardizing workflow and job tasks. The Web platform’s dashboard-focused interface provides workers easy and secure access to the database, where existing project and organizational information, including process standardization documents, can be quickly retrieved.
The geoAMPS article also appears in The Alternative Energy eMagazine and Renewable Energy World.
Dan Liggett is Communications and Public Relations Manager for geoAMPS, a technology company in the Columbus, OH, area that specializes in software solutions to manage land rights and infrastructure assets. For more information, call 614-389-4871 or visit www.geoamps.com.