For more than 14 years, CEWD has guided critical workforce development initiatives for the energy industry. Utilities, contractors, and other stakeholders belong to CEWD to harness the power of an industry united in building a qualified, diverse workforce that is prepared for challenges of the evolving energy industry. While most organizations belong to ensure industry collaboration on pressing workforce research, trends, issues, and priorities, members cite the tremendous resources and benefits offered as instrumental in their continued support for CEWD.

CEWD members include all types of energy companies (investor-owned, municipal, and electric cooperatives), their education and workforce partners, regional and local energy associations, and contractors. Membership is now open to select international companies as well. CEWD membership benefits include:

  • Access to a personal HR consultant to support your company’s needs with workforce planning, education partnerships, Diversity and Inclusion initiatives, recruitment goals, establishing consortia, training, and more
  • CEWD Workforce Survey and Demand Reports such as the Gaps in the Energy Pipeline, which has collected data on the country’s skilled energy workforce since 2008, and related Demand Reports, which forecast future employment needs
  • Complimentary job postings on‘s career awareness website, connecting tens of thousands of prospects with career opportunities annually
  • Access to customizable collateral, promoting the industry and careers within it
  • Ability to become a Troops to Energy Jobs Employer
  • Access to more than 600 resumes of veterans interested in energy industry careers as part of CEWD’s Troops to Energy Jobs Connections
  • Toolkits to guide employers in attracting, training, hiring, and retaining targeted populations, including veterans, women, transitioning adults, youth, and individuals with disabilities
  • Unparalleled networking through community groups (list-serves) that connect your real-time questions to answers available from hundreds of industry colleagues and Communities of Practice that offer ongoing, deep-dive information sharing
  • Support for State Energy Workforce Consortia, representing 30 states addressing workforce issues in the energy sector
  • The CEWD Energy Industry Curriculum Center, offering best-in-class curriculum with teaching guides that provide industry-recognized certificates supporting each tier of the Competency Model
  • Access to Region Meetings showcasing best workforce practices and CEWD’s Annual Workforce Summit, uniting the industry for thought-provoking dialogues, presentations by subject influencers, and trends talks to guide action

For a more complete look at CEWD and the benefits of belonging, check out our Annual Report.

To join now or get more information on CEWD, click here.

You may be interested to know that, because CEWD is a 501(c)(3), your contribution to CEWD may be tax deductible.

Member Testimonials

“The information, resources, programs, templates, and more that CEWD provides are invaluable.”

“CEWD has some of the best consultants out in the field that help the local consortia by not only the mentoring they do, but also with the resources they bring to the table.”

“Nine times out of ten, any new resource my company is looking for is already available from CEWD. They make me look like a hero.”