May 2023
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Issue #149, May, 2023


  • White House Releases Follow Up To Talent Pipeline Challenge
  • Passionate Veterans Encourage Fellow Vets to Work in Energy Careers
  • Help Build the Industry’s Virtual DE&I Library
  • EIF Update
  • Last Call for Mid-West Regional Meeting
  • Welcome New Members

Passionate Veterans Encourage Fellow Vets to Work in Energy Careers

Thanks to a contribution from the Distribution Contractors Association and LIUNA, CEWD has produced a series of videos that share testimonials on why so many veterans have found a second career in energy. It was a pleasure to collaborate with Veterans in Energy to create these pieces. Watch them here and share within your communities:Why Veterans Get Into Energy

The Power of Veterans in Energy

Military Skills in the Energy Workforce

How Veterans are Supported in Energy

Energy Careers for Military Veterans

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 by June 15:

  • 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
  • Culture, equity, and inclusion program information 
  • Information on successful DE&I programs

EIF Update

The first unit of Energy Industry Fundamentals 2.0 has hit the streets for a pilot test with students and educators! The new, 120-hour curriculum is designed to introduce students in high school and technical school to energy and the careers it offers. Learn more about the new program that will be available this August and how you can use it to support connections with learners during an informational webinar on June 27th for Educators and June 29th for Energy Partners, both meetings begin at 4PM Eastern. Register here for the educators webinar and here for the call with energy partners.

Reminder: For companies participating in the 2023 Energy Workforce Survey, submissions are due by May 31. Please contact Ray Kelly with questions or for assistance.

Last Call for Mid-West Regional Meeting

CEWD’s final Regional Meeting of 2023 will take place June 8-9 in Chicago. May 26th is the last day to register for this forum that brings the industry’s workforce development professionals together for networking, information sharing, and education. Thank you to ComEd for hosting this spring event.

Check out the agenda here.

Register here.

Welcome New Members

CEWD is proud to welcome EPRI as its newest national association partner and Hawaiian Electric as our newest energy company members. We look forward to collaborating with these organizations on areas of mutual interest as we support the development of a skilled, diverse energy workforce.