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Collaboration is the name of the game for CEWD members. We pride ourselves in being the industry’s one stop destination for answers, insight, and resources for the energy sector’s workforce development needs.

Join a Community Group for Real-Time Support

Members can sign up for one of our community workrooms to get real-time answers to their most pressing questions. Discussions focus on topics including training and upskilling, workforce planning, diversity and inclusion, recruitment of veterans, and more. For more information or to participate, contact staff@cewd.org. Virtually endless guidance is available to you from industry peers with just the click of a keyboard!

Join a Community of Practice for Ongoing Interactions

Seeking a virtual peer group with whom to share best practices and take a deep dive on topical trends? Participate in one of our Communities of Practice and enjoy information-sharing at its best.

Contractors Community: The Contractors Community of Practice is intended for contractor members of CEWD to collaborate in addressing their unique workforce challenges. The COP meets regularly to address issues, including the approach for quantifying contractor labor demand and the impacts of labor shortages for their skilled jobs.

Energy Industry Fundamentals (EIF) Community: The EIF Approved Providers Community of Practice provides EIF curriculum and credential implementation support to a growing network of EIF educators. The group is broken down into high school and training providers, and community college providers. This group shares ideas on what has been successful in teaching the course and achieving the desired outcome of credential attainment.

Technical Training Community: The intent of this community is to provide a resource for member companies to discuss internal training programs, materials, and processes. This group identifies best practice solutions for training delivery and assessment, use of technology to deliver training, and metrics to support training effectiveness. This group is composed of training and workforce development leaders, instructional designers, and trainers.

Troops to Energy Jobs Community: Each quarter, interested member company representatives meet through teleconference to share ideas, discuss best practices, and address their military recruiting, training, and retention strategies.

Workforce Planning (WFP) Analytics Community: The WFP Analytics Team is a community generally focused on sharing best practices in workforce analytics within their companies and lessons learned through analytics work. Time is spent during discussions on information sharing, benchmarking questions, and documenting best practices for use on the CEWD Workforce Planning Template.

Join a Council and Shape CEWD’s Future

CEWD’s advisory councils are instrumental in driving the organization’s service to the industry and establishing the programs and priorities to lead the industry’s workforce development agenda. These groups seek involvement from those ready to exercise their voice and be part of shaping CEWD’s future.

Diversity, Equity and Inclusion Council:  Increasing diversity in the talent pipeline continues to be a driving force behind the workforce development efforts of CEWD’s members. The community shares best practices and resources. The Community meets quarterly via conference call and includes both company representatives and NEEN members.

Workforce Planning Council: This Council provides guidance to CEWD on data and reporting to support the balancing of job demand and educational supply, including the CEWD Gaps in the Energy Workforce survey, detailed supply and demand reports, and the analysis of alternate sources of data. The Council also supports CEWD in the development of metrics to evaluate the success of workforce development efforts at the national, state, and company level.

Workforce Development Executive Council: This group provides 1) strategic guidance on programs, projects, and initiatives critical to fulfilling CEWD’s mission to “build the alliances, processes, and tools to develop tomorrow’s energy workforce;” and 2) direction for the organization’s strategic plan, annual workplan, and budget that are approved by the Board of Directors. The Council shall serve CEWD members and the industry by:

  • Identifying and providing input on resources needed by CEWD member companies to recruit, train, and retain their workforce;
  • Identifying solutions to help the industry attract the best and brightest talent to the profession; and
  • Identifying and providing input on workforce development solutions that are only possible by collaborative industry action.

If you are ready to get involved and help yourself, your company, and the industry through your engagement in CEWD, contact staff@cewd.org.