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2024 Workforce Development Summit

General registration is now open for the 2024 CEWD Workforce Development Summit. The Summit will take place November 19 – 21 in Washington, DC. 

The preliminary program will be posted in the coming weeks, so check back soon for more information!

Call for cool stuff

What can you bring to the Discovery Zone sizzle for stakeholders who want to understand the vast opportunities that exist in energy employment? We’re talking Virtual and Augmented Reality training, mobile education labs, drones, 3D printers, PPE to don, poles to climb, machinery to operate, simulators, how-to exhibits and all the other dynamic show-and-tell items you have, those things that make people say “wow.”

Impact Award Nominations are Now Open to Recognize Workforce Development Excellence

Nominations for the 2024 Impact Awards are now open. These awards honor excellence by individuals, companies, and consortia affiliated with CEWD for their leadership of workforce development initiatives that will have a lasting impact on the development of a skilled, diverse talent pipeline for the energy sector.

Inaugural Chro Forum to be held in conjunction with the Summit

In response to the vastly changing narratives and conversations related to developing the energy workforce of the future, CEWD is hosting its first CHRO Day. This is an “all-hands call” of sorts to unite the industry’s people leaders for high level discussions around the most relevant and timely workforce development related priorities.

CEWD’s Executive director to serve on US  DOL’s Advisory Committee on Apprenticeships

The U.S. Department of Labor has appointed CEWD’s Missy Henriksen to serve on their Advisory Committee on Apprenticeships. The Committee provides advice and recommendations to the Secretary of Labor on ways to better utilize the apprenticeship training model to provide equitable career pathways that advance the dignity of work for everyone.


Join CEWD’s Energy Workforce Policy Advisory Group

CEWD is convening a group of energy professionals interested in staying up to date on workforce-policy related issues/news. Please contact christina@cewd.org to learn more and join the group (CEWD Members Only).