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

Issue #146, February, 2023


  • CEWD’s 2022 Annual Report
  • Regional Meeting Registration
  • 2023 Calendar of Events
  • EIF Curriculum:  Excelon Contribution 
  • National Urban League Partnership
  • Registered Apprenticeship Program
  • CEWD Showcases Energy Sector to Veterans
  • Work-Based Learning Toolkit
  • Energy in the news
  • New Member Welcome

Registration for CEWD’s Regional Meetings is Open

After a three-year hiatus, CEWD’s popular regional meetings are back! This year’s programming will bring us to New Orleans, Chicago, Las Vegas, and New York. We are grateful to our hosts at Entergy, ComEd, the Nevada Workforce Connections, and National Grid for their willingness to open their facilities for peer-networking and information exchange. Check out the universal agenda that will drive discussion at each of the programs here. CEWD members may register for the free events here.

Plan Your 2023 Learning Journey

In addition to the regional meetings, CEWD will offer dozens of other ways to learn from industry peers and workforce development leaders in the year ahead. Check out:

  • CEWD’s 2023 Calendar of Events here.
  • Mark your calendar for the 2023 Summit that will take place November 14-16 at the Gaylord National, just outside of Washington, D.C, in Fort Washington, Maryland.
  • Participate in our new quarterly CEWD Community Days. We will tell you more about these networking and information sharing opportunities next week.

Exelon Contributes $100,000 to Support New EIF Curriculum

Thanks to the incredible generosity of Exelon’s $100,000 contribution to the revitalization of the Energy Industry Fundamentals program and the generosity of our other donors: CenterPoint Energy, Constellation, Duke Energy, National Urban League, and PSEG, CEWD has raised 63% of the funds needed to ensure dynamic, modernized energy curriculum gets into the hands of our future workforce. The new curriculum is scheduled for completion this August, in time for the new school year. Click here to learn more about the updated curriculum and click here to learn about how to support the remaining work to be done.

Seeking Companies Interested in Partnering with Local Urban League Affiliates

CEWD has been working with the National Urban League, energy companies, and Urban League affiliates in select communities for the past several months on programming that will support people from systemically marginalized communities in preparing for opportunities in the energy sector. We are now ready to explore scaling this collaboration in other communities. 

 Let us know if you are interested in:

1) expanding the diversity of candidates in your Registered Apprenticeship Programs

2) expanding the diversity of candidates for other positions within your business

3) establishing pre-apprenticeship programs that will prepare people for energy careers

4) learning more about collaborating with an Urban League affiliate in your community

Help Is Available for Those Interested in Starting or Expanding Registered Apprenticeships

Interested in developing or expanding a Registered Apprenticeship Program (RAP)? Looking for help with the registration paperwork, processes, procedures, and funding? The Supply Chain Automation Workforce Hub (Hub) can help!

 The Hub is a one-stop solution, funded by the Federal Government, that can help recruit and train positions like lineworkers, gas technicians, electricians, and many other occupations (at no charge to employers). The Hub helps:

  • Provide support for national and state registration of RAPs
  • Conduct education and outreach to key stakeholders about the benefits of RAPs
  • Connect interested employers with education and training providers, and workforce organizations
  • Assist in outreach and marketing efforts to promote RAPs to potential apprentices with a focus on equity and diversity
  • Identify state and federal funding opportunities
  • Offer financial incentives and technical assistance to RAP sponsors

 The Hub’s Incentive Fund helps sponsors/employers offset the costs of launching RAPs and providing training to apprentices. Sponsors can receive up to $1,000 per apprentice and up to $30,000 per year. For more information, please contact Marjorie Cohen at mcohen@manhattanstrategy.com or scaworkforcehub@manhattanstrategy.com.

CEWD Showcases Energy Sector to Veterans

Thousands of veterans attending this year’s Students Veterans of America conference had an opportunity to interact with military recruiters at CEWD’s Troops to Energy Jobs booth. Representatives from AEP, Dominion Energy, and Pike shared information on why the energy sector offers an ideal second career for veterans. Thank you to all those who joined us in opportunities to #getintoenergy.

Advance CTE Offers Work-Based Learning Toolkit Innovation Tracker

The State Work-Based Learning Toolkit Innovation Tracker Analysis highlights key elements of promising innovation in work-based learning practices in six states, attempting to provide state and local leaders with real-life examples to adapt and implement in their own states and communities.

The tracker includes linked and tracked components of 42 publicly accessible work-based learning (WBL) toolkits.

Stories That Caught Our Eye

CEWD is fortunate to belong to the Coalition For Workforce Development Through CTE and we benefit from their weekly SmartBriefs communication. You can check out a recent edition and subscribe here. Here are a few recent articles that inspired us:

Students in Ariz. urged to consider skilled trades

Indiana considers career scholarship accounts for students

Report: Female students less aware of CTE opportunities

Report: Career opportunities essential for retention

Students want to know more about careers in climate change

Welcome CEWD’s Newest Members!

Advanced Solar Products

AEGIS Insurance Services

NRG Energy

Rappahannock Electric Cooperative

We look forward to working with you.