Workforce Development

May 10, 2018 – CEWD member company NextEra Energy, Inc. has been recognized with the Visionary Award for Innovation in Shared Value from the WomenCorporateDirectors Foundation. Learn More
April 3, 2018 – FPL produced a video called “Innovation and Affordability.” The video shows how the company is always looking for new ways to bring customers affordable energy. FPL is implementing an overall strategy to talk about innovation. Learn More
March 30, 2018 – For over 50 years, the employees and users of Fermilab have worked together to study the science of particle physics–and to engage in education and outreach activities that inspire and train the next generation. Fermilab’s outreach programs reach 100,000 people in person every year and millions more online. Learn More
February 22, 2018 – Each year thousands of energy managers, VPs of operations, and facility team professionals come to the Northeast for the annual GLOBALCON conference and trade show to network with their peers, share best practices, and learn about the latest industry developments. Learn More
February 12, 2018 – The annual DistribuTECH Conference is seen as a bellwether for helping global utilities and power companies to identify, define, and often influence the major technologies and trends in the industry. This year, industry thought leaders covered a wide variety of relevant and timely topics. Learn More
February 11, 2018 – Hiring initiatives that look beyond unfair stereotypes are leading to the growing acceptance of autism in the workplace. Last April, 50 big-name companies came together for a summit on how to bring more autistic adults into the workforce. Learn More
February 8, 2018 – Dominion Energy and the Library of Virginia commemorated the leadership and achievements of seven outstanding African-Americans during the sixth annual “Strong Men & Women in Virginia History” awards program. Learn More
February 6, 2018 – Youngsters and their families are invited to take part in Black History Month by creating an art project for display in a special exhibit and then visiting the New York Power Authority’s Power Vista on February 24 for a day of free activities. The NYPA veterans employee resource group and the civil rights and inclusion office will host a table to talk about diversity initiatives and highlight African American pioneers in science, technology, engineering, and mathematics. Learn More
September 11, 2017 – When more than 7.4 million homes and businesses are without power after a hurricane, utility workers tend to get noticed a bit more than usual. Major utilities in the state–including Florida Power & Light Co, Duke Energy Corp., and Tampa Electric–have mobilized tens of thousands of workers to deal with the enormous power outages from Hurricane Irma. Learn More
July 23, 2017 – Last year, Jefferson Community College partnered with Fort Drum, the Midwest Energy Association, the Center for Energy Workforce Development, National Grid, and Con­Edison to begin its Gas Utility Bootcamp, a certification program for ex-soldiers to become gas mechanics following military service. Learn More
July 10, 2017 – America’s lineworkers maintain the energy grid and work day and night in all conditions to ensure that customers receive reliable and safe access to the energy they need to power their lives. National Lineworker Appreciation Day is celebrated each year on July 10, and also honors the life and work of Henry Miller, the first president of IBEW. Learn More
July 10, 2017 – More than 74,000 lineworkers are on the front lines of delivering this energy to customers every day. That is why the International Brotherhood of Electrical Workers and the Edison Electric Institute celebrate Lineworker Appreciation Day on July 10. Lineworker Appreciation Day is an opportunity to recognize lineworkers across the country for their skill and dedication. Learn More
May 31, 2017 – The electric power industry has been a leader in creating a diverse workforce for decades, but big changes are occurring in how the industry conceives this mission, executes it, and converts it to business success. Electric companies—particularly members of the Center for Energy Workforce Development (CEWD)—increasingly are creating overarching strategies to better inject the benefits of a diverse workforce into everyday corporate culture and business operations. Learn More
May 19, 2017 – As we recognize Infrastructure Week in Washington and in the states, America’s electric companies, organized labor, and policymakers join together to encourage continued investments in a smarter energy infrastructure and the workforce that supports it. Together, we are advocating for long-term solutions to address the ongoing need for a skilled, diverse workforce now and in the future. Learn More
May 16, 2017 – As the utility industry struggles to replace aging workers, Potomac Edison is adding 18 new positions that will serve as line workers or substation electricians. The 11 line workers are members of the first graduating class of Potomac Edison’s Power Systems Institute. Learn More
April 27, 2017 – U.S. Senator Martin Heinrich introduced legislation that will better position the nation’s workforce for good-paying clean energy jobs. The Energy Workforce for the 21st Century Act would ensure that states can better prepare students and workers for the energy jobs of the future. Learn More
March 28, 2017 – Students from the Pirates of the Grand Island FIRST FTC robotics team will participate in the FIRST Tech Challenge North Super-Regional robotics tournament March 29 through April 1. The FIRST Tech Challenge North Super-Regional competition is sponsored by Rockwell Collins and the Center for Energy Workforce Development: Get Into Energy. Learn More

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