One of the first activities of the CAP4INNO project was conducting an in-depth analysis of training offered and training needs of Caribbean HEI’s academic staff (in Energy, Knowledge Transfer and Innovation), as well as competences and alliances needed in the energy sector (public and private).
The objectify of this activity was to identify gaps in the current training offered and the sets of skills and tools that are needed in the region to build its capacity to develop and implement innovative energy solutions in order to address the skills gaps and the other factors that are preventing the country/region from developing an efficient energy sector to support its socio-economic development.
The following five target groups were surveyed:
- Academic staff
- Senior manager on behalf of the University/Higher Education Institution
- Managers of enterprises in the field of energy
- Governmental institutions
A total of 448 students, 54 academic staff, 21 HEI’s, 32 enterprise employees, and 32 government directives and employees in Barbados, Dominican Republic, Jamaica and Trinidad & Tobago, were surveyed during March and April 2014.
The CAP4INNO report "Towards a Sustainable Energy Sector in the Caribbean and the Role of Higher Education Institutions" is availabe at our Resources Page.