Bridging the skills gap
Battery Associates leads vocational and educational programmes to meet the pressing need for qualified workers along the battery value chain.
Why Battery education matters
With batteries playing a tremendous role in the energy transition, it is essential to develop a highly skilled workforce along the entire battery value chain.
The European Battery Alliance estimates the battery workforce to reach around 800,000 by 2025. The sector however lacks adequate battery-focused trainings and B.A hopes to address the skills gap.
BatteryMBA is a 12-week CPD accredited programme for aspiring battery leaders worldwide. BatteryMBA provides battery enthusiasts a series of industry-focused lectures combining in-depth technical and business knowledge around battery topics. Lectures are taught by recognised industry leaders and topics range from lithium-ion battery cell production to clean tech market trend analysis.
The programme relies on a global network of battery leaders and provides continuous training since participants have access to all prior and future lecture recordings.
Our first cohort’s 24 participants came from 12 countries and represented: Hitachi ABB Power Grids, BP, Scania, ACCURE, and other industry leaders. Lecturers include: CTO of Hitachi ABB Power Grids, CEO of Siemens Oman, CEO of volytica diagnostics, Co-founder of Alexa Capital, and others. Our first cohort proudly counts 50% of women. Our next programme starts on September 13, 2021.
B.A plans on launching an online and on-demand battery course in 2021. The course will offer battery enthusiasts entry level courses and career roundtables. Topics will include: introduction to battery innovation; trends and challenges in the energy sector; and an overview of battery and energy-related policies. The course will be available ‘on-demand’ and targets individuals from all age groups and industries. No technology or advanced science background is required.
As the battery market continues to grow, B.A is committed to making the sector more inclusive to people from all realms of life and background. This course is designed to create an open and inclusive space for all those interested in batteries, regardless of income and experience.
Battery Course for Consultants
Battery Associates offers bespoke battery education courses and training packages for consultants interested in strengthening their knowledge and understanding of the battery sector. Similarly to the BatteryMBA CPD accredited course, certifications may be available.
Battery Associates has experience leading battery-focused projects with large consultancy firms and consultants working in diverse industries. Contact us or details.