Who We Are

The Center for Energy Workforce Development (CEWD) is a non-profit consortium of energy companies, contractors, associations, unions, educators, and business partners working together to ensure a skilled, diverse workforce pipeline to meet future industry needs. CEWD’s coordinated approach to workforce development has united electric, natural, gas, and nuclear firms since 2006 and in 2021, in response to the need for expanded collaboration, the Center expanded its umbrella to include the workforce development needs of those working in renewables, electric vehicle infrastructure, and energy storage. Further, recognizing the merits of strategists working together, CEWD now welcomes business partners as associate members.

CEWD represents more than 140 energy companies. Additionally, the Center is grateful for its partnership and support from the American Gas Association, American Public Gas Association, American Public Power Association, Distribution Contractors Association, Edison Electric Institute, Electric Power Research Institute, National Rural Electric Cooperative Association, and Nuclear Energy Institute.

Our Mission

Build the alliances, processes, and tools to develop tomorrow’s energy workforce.

Our Purpose

CEWD is at the forefront of forecasting the demand for workers, communicating the skills and knowledge for current and future workers, and partnering with educators across the country to create scalable career pathways for energy jobs. CEWD provides ready-to-use resources that allow energy companies to attract, train, and hire from a variety of demographic groups including youth, military, women, and transitioning adults.

Initially formed to identify and implement solutions to the aging workforce issue, CEWD now focuses on closing the skill gaps in mission critical jobs as the industry faces changes in technology and leads the way to a cleaner energy future.

Our Goals

  • Strengthen awareness of and promote the merits of 21st century clean energy careers
  • Build effective partnerships that will support industry companies in diversifying their workforce
  • Harness best practices in training and upskilling to support companies developing employees in increasingly technical and dynamic energy careers
  • Support the industry’s commitment to fostering modern-day work cultures that attract and retain diverse, talented professionals