April 2023
Check out the latest information on key programs and priorities CEWD is working on to support a skilled, diverse energy workforce. Please share this publication with others who may be interested. To subscribe, please contact staff@cewd.org.

Issue #148, April, 2023


  • CEWD To Hold Two Final Spring Meetings
  • Help Build the Industry’s Virtual DE&I Library
  • New Video Series Encourages Veterans To Explore Energy Careers
  • CTE Policy Tracking Tool
  • DOL Announces $80 Million in Infrastructure Grant Funding
  • It’s Time for Pride and Seek!
  • Introducing the Google Employer Consortium: Seeking Energy Company Participants
  • Register Now for May 24 CEWD Community Day
  • Welcome New Members

Help Build the Industry’s Virtual DE&I Library

As part of a commitment to the DE&I Roadmap for Industry Change and to creating more diverse, equitable, and inclusive workplaces, CEWD and its partner organizations are collecting DE&I resources that can be shared within the industry. The materials will be housed on a new secure portal for the exclusive use of industry professionals. Help us stock the virtual shelves by submitting any (or all) of the following resources to staff@cewd.org by June 1:

  • Your company’s DE&I strategic plan
  • Your company’s DE&I vision/value/mission statements
  • Your maturity model
  • Examples of how DE&I metrics are incorporated into corporate goals
  • Job description for Chief Diversity Officer and other DE&I positions
  • DE&I moments your company uses
  • DE&I ERG charter
  • Materials your company uses with labor partners (e.g. diversity pledge, educational materials, etc.)
  • Information on high potential development programs

New Video Series Encourages Veterans To Explore Energy Careers

Over the next few weeks CEWD will release videos in a new series designed to encourage veterans to consider energy careers. Check out this first one that speaks directly to female veterans. We are grateful to Amber Fogarty, Stephanie Roper, Cassandra Wheeler, and Iliana Rentz for their insightful testimonials that are bound to inspire fellow veterans. Thank you to Veterans in Energy for collaborating with CEWD on the new series of videos. We encourage you to share all videos in this new series through your channels.

CTE Policy Tracking Tool

Advance CTE and ACTE have shared access to a state policy tracking tool that lists state-level policy related to Career and Technical Education including budgets, legislation, and more. You can access it here.

DOL Announces $80 Million in Infrastructure Grant Funding

The Department of Labor recently announced the Building Pathways to Infrastructure Jobs Grant Program to fund public-private partnerships that will develop, strengthen, and scale promising and evidence-based training models in occupations critical to meeting the goals of the Bipartisan Infrastructure Law (BIL) and to maximize the impact of these investments. Providing context to the $80 million in grant funding, DOL notes the U.S. “will need a proficient workforce to fill the good-paying jobs created by this historic investment, and this grant program will train job seekers in advanced manufacturing; information technology; and professional, scientific, and technical services occupations that support renewable energy, transportation, and broadband infrastructure sectors.” Learn more here.

It’s Time for Pride and Seek!

Shape the 2023 Workforce Development Summit that will take place November 14-16 in the Washington, DC area! It’s time for Pride and Seek! Have a lot of pride in a workforce development program you are doing that you’d like to talk about at the Summit OR seeking information on a particular topic that you’d like to know about? Let us know here. This is your opportunity to customize the learning experience to help you and the industry.

Introducing the Google Employer Consortium: Seeking Energy Company Participants

The Google Employer Consortium, a national network of over 170 employers committed to leveraging the Google Career Certificates in the recruitment, onboarding, and upskilling of a robust and diverse talent pipeline, is expanding thanks to a partnership with Jobs for the Future. This certificate is designed for employers who are committed to skills-based hiring practices for roles in IT Support, Data Analytics, Project Management, Digital Marketing & E-Commerce, UX Design, and/or IT Automation with Python. 

Consortium membership, which is free, provides exclusive access to recruiting tools including a job board for posting open, entry-level positions visible only to Google Career Certificate completers, invitations directly from Grow with Google to participate in interview days, an audience for email campaigns advertising open roles, and recognition as a participating employer. If you are interested in learning more, complete this  Employer Interest Form and you will be contacted by a representative of Jobs for the Future. 

Register Now for May 24 CEWD Community Day

The next of CEWD’s quarterly Community Day events will take place on May 24thThese virtual meetings bring energy professionals together for networking, information sharing, and discussions about industry action on key priorities in the workforce development space. Our Communities of Practice will meet and there will be an update on various CEWD initiatives. Learn more and register to be part of the community here.

Welcome New Members

CEWD is pleased to welcome the following companies as our newest members:

Austin Energy

Kwest Group