Schneider Electric Updates Education Platform to Help with Data Center Talent Shortage

By Stefania Viscusi  |  July 15, 2022

Schneider Electric (News - Alert) has announced a series of updates to its vendor-agnostic, CPD-accredited digital education platform. The newly added features were put in place to directly address the current data center sector skills gap that the industry is facing.

Schneider Electric University is a professional development platform that’s available in 14 languages and accessible online for free.

The platform, which has delivered more than one million courses to over 650,000 users globally, includes information and courses that help stakeholders upskill and learn about all the latest technology, sustainability, and energy efficiency initiatives affecting the sector. 

Newly added courses include:

  • Optimizing Cooling Layouts for the Data Center
  • Fundamental Cabling Strategies in the Data Center
  • Examining Fire Protection Methods in the Data Center
  • Fundamentals of Cooling II – Humidity in the Data Center

The Uptime Institute Annual Data Center Survey 2021 found that retaining talent within the industry has been difficult and finding qualified candidates for jobs has also been hard. With the digital economy growing, this is a growing problem.

The free curriculum from Schneider Electric encourages data center works to continue their professional development and helps businesses to and retain talent.

“By providing guidance on the latest technology and sustainability initiatives, we believe the Schneider Electric University offers an invaluable resource to help bridge the skills gap by empowering business ecosystems, reskilling the workforce, and training the next generation of professionals to build the data centers of the future,” said Pankaj Sharma, EVP Secure Power Division.

Edited by Erik Linask
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