The Smart Energy Council today joined Federal Opposition Leader, Anthony Albanese, and Shadow Energy Spokesman, Chris Bowen, at a major media event in Cairns promoting Federal Labor’s New Energy Apprenticeships Program.
Anthony Albanese and Chris Bowen met with solar workers and apprentices at the headquarters of leading Smart Energy Council member, AC Solar Warehouse.
If elected, Federal Labor will establish 10,000 New Energy Apprenticeships – with apprentices receiving $10,000 over their apprenticeships to work in rooftop solar, battery storage, large-scale renewables, energy efficiency, renewables manufacturing and renewable hydrogen.
Labor will also invest $10 million in a New Energy Skills Program to tailor skills training to the specific needs of new energy industries.
This is a really significant announcement. It’s exactly what is needed to help create the skills that will make Australia a renewable energy superpower.
We can, and must, have a strong economy and a safe climate.