REPORT: Inspiring young minds: Work skills readiness for decarbonisation in the Humber

Summary

Authors:

Geeta Lakshmi
Redouane Sarrakh
Anthony Daniels
Joe Howe

University of Lincoln

Inspiring young minds: Work skills readiness for decarbonisation in the Humber

May 2024

The report explores young people’s perceptions of the net-zero transition across South Humber and Lincolnshire regions, including their motivations to pursue “green” careers. The aim of the study is to better understand the knowledge, attitude and aspirations towards climate change to help promote climate careers.

Impacts of this research include guiding workforce development by tailoring training programs to the needs of young people; creating closer collaboration between regional industries and schools/ communities to support decarbonisation initiatives; and providing data to support local policy decisions and incentives designed to build a workforce able to support the transition to a net-zero economy.

This project was funded by IDRIC (under EPSRC award number: EP/V027050/1). The views and opinions expressed are those of the author(s) only and do not necessarily reflect those of IDRIC. Neither IDRIC nor EPSRC can be held responsible for them.