Energy Industry Curriculum Center
About This Site
The Energy Industry Curriculum Center, sponsored by the Center for Energy Workforce Development (CEWD), offers an array of energy-related educational materials on topics ranging from fundamentals of the energy industry to energy careers to new technologies such as the Smart Grid. The majority of the available materials are geared towards high school or community college-level students, though some items for other age groups may also be available.
The Energy Industry Fundamentals curriculum posted on this site for download is available for free. Please note there may be some materials in the Additional Resources section developed by other organizations that will require you to visit that organization’s website to purchase the materials–however, CEWD is only selecting high-quality curriculum that is either free or available at a reasonable cost.
Formed in March 2006, the Center for Energy Workforce Development (CEWD) is a non-profit consortium of electric natural gas and nuclear utilities and their associations—Edison Electric Institute, American Gas Association, American Public Power Association, Nuclear Energy Institute, National Rural Electric Cooperative Association, and Distribution Contractors Association. CEWD was formed to help utilities work together to develop solutions to the coming workforce shortage in the utility industry. It is the first partnership between utilities, their associations, contractors, and unions to focus on the need to build a skilled workforce pipeline that will meet future industry needs. CEWD is teaming with secondary and postsecondary educational institutions and the workforce system to create workable solutions to address the need for a qualified, diverse workforce.