August 2023

Issue 151 is a packed monthly update! Read on to learn about five upcoming learning events, the launch of the new Energy Industry Fundamentals curriculum, and more. CEWD is working to support a skilled, diverse energy workforce. Please share this publication with others who may be interested. To subscribe, please contact

Issue #151, August, 2023


  • Workforce Development Funding Webinar
  • CEWD Webinar for CHROs
  • Energy Industry Fundamentals 2.0 Has Launched
  • CEWD Team Members Selected to Provide Energy Workforce Voice
  • CEWD Community Day:  September 12
  • Register Now for Fall Meetings 

CEWD Webinar for CHROs

We will host a briefing webinar on September 15 from 11:00-12:00 ET on key workforce development initiatives being undertaken by CEWD. This call is for all CHROs working in the energy sector. The call will address:

  • The development of industry created Registered Apprenticeship Programs for new and emerging areas of energy technology
  •  Workforce development policies of importance for the industry, including a call-to-action to secure state training dollars
  • The career awareness campaign scheduled to launch in 2024 to bring much needed visibility to industry careers
  • Getting energy education more readily into our schools through the new Energy Industry Fundamentals curriculum and consideration of a universally developed energy technician associate degree, potentially available for students to earn in grades 11-13
  •  Next steps with the DE&I Roadmap for Change

Energy Industry Fundamentals 2.0 Has Launched

Thanks to a team of tireless stakeholders, EIF 2.0 has been published and is ready for useRead the press release. While the curriculum has only been live for less than a month, more than 100 organizations and 500 students have already registered for the program. Want to engage? Check out a few suggested next steps:

1)  Employers: Include Energy Industry 2.0 in the list of recognized credentials on your applicant tracking system. We will highlight companies who take this step in the coming months, Also, consider using the full 120-hour curriculum or select modules to train your existing employees or new hires. Sign up here to do so.

2)  Energy Educators: Learn more about the curriculum, labs, assessments, and curriculum pacing guides by registering here.

3)  Use our collateral for executives, hiring managers, educators, and students to promote EIIF 2.0.

4)  Talk with your area schools about adopting the curriculum. We are particularly hopeful to get the curriculum into Title I schools, as those students are most likely to have the least familiarity with energy careers.


Contact Kristie Kelley for more information. 

CEWD Team Members Selected to Provide Energy Workforce Voice

CEWD’s Director of Workforce Development, Kristie Kelley, has been selected to serve on Advance CTE’s Energy Industry Advisory Group. This team is responsible for supporting Advance CTE’s consideration of whether energy should be distinctly registered in the National Career Cluster Structure.

CEWD’s Executive Director, Missy Henriksen, has been selected to serve on the Department of Energy’s new 21st Century Workforce Advisory Board and the Department’s Electricity Advisory Committee.

Next CEWD Community Day is September 12

CEWD will host its third Community Day of the year on September 12. The event will once again unite the industry’s workforce development practitioners for networking, information sharing, and discussions about industry action on key priorities in the workforce development space. Each of CEWD’s Communities of Practice will meet during the event. Learn more and register here.


CEWD’s Annual Workforce Development Summit and Diversity, Equity & Inclusion Forum Headline Workforce Development Programs in November

The Workforce Development Summit, being held this November 14-16, will feature over 35 sessions on Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion, Education and Training, and Community Engagement and the Future of Work. All industry professionals are invited to work together and hold critical conversations and action-focused dialogues about developing a skilled, diverse energy workforce.

The inaugural Diversity, Equity & Inclusion Forum will be held November 16-17, and will bring together leaders and decision makers to identify paths to creating more diverse, equitable, and inclusive energy workplaces. With dozens of sessions and plenty of networking opportunities, Forum attendees will leave with action-focused plans on how to enhance diversity, equity, and inclusion at their respective companies and as an industry as a whole.

Register hereReserve hotel rooms here. Don’t wait to reserve your spot!