Bonus Interview: Skilling Up For The Next Economy
Mission Transition Podcast Interview: Lliam Hildebrand
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It’s widely assumed that oil and gas workers are against the development of renewable energy. When we were developing this podcast, we expected to hear a lot of resistance from workers in fossil fuel industries.
But instead, we met people who were curious about a clean energy economy. And it was those kinds of curious conversations that spurred oilsands worker Lliam Hildebrand to act.
In this bonus interview, Susan Elrington sits down with Lliam to hear how his worker-led nonprofit Iron & Earth is helping oil, gas and coal workers transition to the next economy.
Lliam started out his boilermaker career in Victoria building pressure vessels for the oilsands and infrastructure for renewable energy projects. He realized that his trade skills could be used to transition the world to renewable energy, and this dream led to the founding of Iron and Earth.
You can hear more from Lliam and others in Episode 3: Jobs in Clean Energy where we talk about what happens to jobs as we shift to the next economy.
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