Quantum’s innovative training facilities and work to address the UK’s green skills gap will be highlighted at the EHPA Forum, major European conference this month.
Our Managing Partner, Maria Gonella, is speaking at this year’s European Heat Pump Association (EHPA) Forum, the theme of which is ‘Advancing REPowerEU in a Heartbeat: the Heat Pump Accelerator’.
Maria said: “I’m thrilled to be speaking at this year’s forum in Brussels. It will be a great opportunity to discuss what we are doing at Quantum Group to address the green skills gap and our innovative renewable training facilities.
“I’ll also shed light on our partnership with Daikin UK and further education colleges to upskill the next generation of low-carbon engineers.
“Please reach out if you’re attending the event and would like to have a chat.”
Maria will be speaking during a session on 28 September, entitled ‘From manufacturing to installation: Shaping skills partnerships for the heat pump market’.
Maria added: “At Quantum, we understand that addressing the green skills gap is critical in tackling the climate emergency. To ensure our current and future workforce feel confident, competent and knowledgeable about the world of renewables, we must ensure it all starts from the most impactful source – our education.
“It has been a pleasure to partner with UK colleges and work together to provide an opportunity that bridges the gap between theory and practice through our immersive and hands-on renewable training offerings. We owe it to the next generation our children to do what we can, to try to put right our misunderstandings and help create a cleaner and brighter future.”
The conference will highlight the EHPA’s roadmap for the industry, the EU Heat Pump Accelerator, a document which lays out the barriers to heat pump adoption and proposed solutions. The strategy was developed with industry, government and NGOs and was presented to EU Energy Commissioner Kadri Simson in June.
The European Commission’s REPowerEU plan has already set out ambitious targets for heat pumps, including doubling installations annually.
Ms Simons will deliver the keynote speech at the forum.
The event programme also features discussions about the role of heat pumps in the transition to a low-carbon economy, maximising heat pump market opportunities, building a financial framework for heat pump market expansion and driving decarbonisation in buildings.
For more information about the forum, being held at the Brussels Marriott Hotel Grand Place on 27 and 28 September, please visit https://hp-forum.eu/
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To learn more about our heat pump training course and book your place, please visit thequantumgroup.uk.com/heatpumps