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November 15, 2018 – North Dakota State College of Science (NDSCS) celebrated the 95th anniversary of its Electrical Technology program. Spawned by the need to electrify the upper Midwest, the program trained lineworkers, meter technicians, as well as electricians. Read more about the program and the celebration in NDSCS 95-Year Electrical Celebration and Wired for Success.
November 14, 2018 – Atlantic County is looking for residents interested in a career change or a potential new career to participate in a free education and training program for energy jobs. The information and recruitment sessions are part of the Atlantic County Workforce Development Board’s partnership with Atlantic City Electric for the company’s six-year, $6.5 million jobs training program. Learn More
October 22, 2018 – Parents and students were able to explore career opportunities at Hartland High School on Thursday during an Energy Program Open House. Consumers Energy natural gas field employees shared their professional experience and were there to guide hands-on demonstrations of plastic pipe fusing for students. Students also learned how they can get involved in the Energy Industry Fundamental (EIF) curriculum so they are prepared to take different positions. Learn More
October 15, 2018 – Atlantic City Electric announced Friday it has joined four South Jersey workforce development boards and three vocational schools to launch a six-year, $6.5 million program to educate New Jersey’s future energy workforce. The initiative includes the Get Into Energy Math and Boot Camp, Women in Sustainable Employment Pathway, Atlantic City Electric Line School, and High School Energy Career Academy. Learn More
September 27, 2018 – Dunbar Vocational Career Academy High School in Chicago’s Bronzeville neighborhood is partnering with ComEd to launch an energy academy that will make the science of energy a key part of the students’ four-year learning experience and offer paid apprenticeships to prepare them for job opportunities and further education. The “Get Into Energy” curriculum created by the Center for Energy Workforce Development provides the foundation for the program. Learn More
September 24, 2018 – Apprenticeships are an economical and sustainable option for businesses looking to attract and retain talent. Consumers Energy partners with Michigan Works! Southeast, Center for Energy Workforce Development, Troops to Energy Jobs, and Lansing and Alpena community colleges to implement its School-to-Work program. Learn More
September 19 (original May 15), 2018 – CEWD Education and NEEN member Mitchell Technical Institute in South Dakota was named one of the top 10 finalists for the 2019 Aspen Prize for Community College Excellence. Mitchell Tech has an impressive alignment with regional workforce needs: It consults federal and state Department of Labor wage data and garners support from regional industry representatives to secure jobs for its graduates before they leave campus. Learn More
August 6, 2018 – The White House recently announced an effort to promote high-tech worker retraining for the workplaces of the future. CEWD is listed as an example of companies and industries that are already addressing industry-specific workforce shortages, skills gaps, and training. Learn More
August 3, 2018 – In recent years, there has been increased interest in renewable energy, which focuses on making the process more efficient and minimizing its effect on the environment. It’s a big responsibility, and doing it well requires all kinds of people with different skills and talents. Meet three Dominion Energy employees who are doing very different jobs to bring power safely to our communities. Learn More
July 31, 2018 – CEWD Executive Director Ann Randazzo appeared on Harvard Business School’s “Managing the Future of Work” Podcast series. She talks to professors Bill Kerr and Joe Fuller about how CEWD brought utilities together to solve the industry-wide workforce shortage and skills gaps. Learn More
July 30, 2018 – Pacific Gas and Electric Company (PG&E) has earned 100 percent-the highest score possible-on the 2018 Disability Equality Index (DEI) and was named one of the “2018 Best Places to Work for Disability Inclusion.” This is the fourth consecutive year that PG&E has received a 100 percent score on the index. PG&E was recognized by the DEI for prioritizing the inclusion of peoples with disabilities, and was one of only five American energy companies that received a 100 percent score. Learn More
July 11, 2018 – PPL supports employees with disabilities and their families in a number of ways. For its commitment to promoting inclusion, success, and understanding of people with disabilities in the workplace, PPL received a high score of 90 percent on the 2018 Disability Equality Index (DEI), making it one of the 2018 Best Places to Work for Disability Inclusion. Learn More
July 1, 2018 – Baby boomers are retiring, unemployment is low, skilled craft workers are in short supply, and human resources in the workforce are a growing issue for power industry management. Read about the trends and obstacles facing the power industry workforce today. Learn More
June 6, 2018 – The Edison Electric Institute’s board of directors endorsed the EEI Diversity and Inclusion Commitment during its annual meeting. Member utilities agreed to develop three-year diversity and inclusion plans that will impact workforce hiring and workplace environments. The institute will create a diversity and inclusion online resource center showing best practices, projects, and strategies. Learn More
May 10, 2018 – CEWD member company NextEra Energy, Inc. has been recognized with the Visionary Award for Innovation in Shared Value from the WomenCorporateDirectors Foundation. Learn More
April 3, 2018 – FPL produced a video called “Innovation and Affordability.” The video shows how the company is always looking for new ways to bring customers affordable energy. FPL is implementing an overall strategy to talk about innovation. Learn More
March 30, 2018 – For over 50 years, the employees and users of Fermilab have worked together to study the science of particle physics–and to engage in education and outreach activities that inspire and train the next generation. Fermilab’s outreach programs reach 100,000 people in person every year and millions more online. Learn More
February 22, 2018 – Each year thousands of energy managers, VPs of operations, and facility team professionals come to the Northeast for the annual GLOBALCON conference and trade show to network with their peers, share best practices, and learn about the latest industry developments. Learn More
February 12, 2018 – The annual DistribuTECH Conference is seen as a bellwether for helping global utilities and power companies to identify, define, and often influence the major technologies and trends in the industry. This year, industry thought leaders covered a wide variety of relevant and timely topics. Learn More
February 11, 2018 – Hiring initiatives that look beyond unfair stereotypes are leading to the growing acceptance of autism in the workplace. Last April, 50 big-name companies came together for a summit on how to bring more autistic adults into the workforce. Learn More
February 8, 2018 – Dominion Energy and the Library of Virginia commemorated the leadership and achievements of seven outstanding African-Americans during the sixth annual “Strong Men & Women in Virginia History” awards program. Learn More
February 6, 2018 – Youngsters and their families are invited to take part in Black History Month by creating an art project for display in a special exhibit and then visiting the New York Power Authority’s Power Vista on February 24 for a day of free activities. The NYPA veterans employee resource group and the civil rights and inclusion office will host a table to talk about diversity initiatives and highlight African American pioneers in science, technology, engineering, and mathematics. Learn More
September 11, 2017 – When more than 7.4 million homes and businesses are without power after a hurricane, utility workers tend to get noticed a bit more than usual. Major utilities in the state–including Florida Power & Light Co, Duke Energy Corp., and Tampa Electric–have mobilized tens of thousands of workers to deal with the enormous power outages from Hurricane Irma. Learn More
July 23, 2017 – Last year, Jefferson Community College partnered with Fort Drum, the Midwest Energy Association, the Center for Energy Workforce Development, National Grid, and Con­Edison to begin its Gas Utility Bootcamp, a certification program for ex-soldiers to become gas mechanics following military service. Learn More
July 10, 2017 – America’s lineworkers maintain the energy grid and work day and night in all conditions to ensure that customers receive reliable and safe access to the energy they need to power their lives. National Lineworker Appreciation Day is celebrated each year on July 10, and also honors the life and work of Henry Miller, the first president of IBEW. Learn More
July 10, 2017 – More than 74,000 lineworkers are on the front lines of delivering this energy to customers every day. That is why the International Brotherhood of Electrical Workers and the Edison Electric Institute celebrate Lineworker Appreciation Day on July 10. Lineworker Appreciation Day is an opportunity to recognize lineworkers across the country for their skill and dedication. Learn More
May 31, 2017 – The electric power industry has been a leader in creating a diverse workforce for decades, but big changes are occurring in how the industry conceives this mission, executes it, and converts it to business success. Electric companies—particularly members of the Center for Energy Workforce Development (CEWD)—increasingly are creating overarching strategies to better inject the benefits of a diverse workforce into everyday corporate culture and business operations. Learn More
May 19, 2017 – As we recognize Infrastructure Week in Washington and in the states, America’s electric companies, organized labor, and policymakers join together to encourage continued investments in a smarter energy infrastructure and the workforce that supports it. Together, we are advocating for long-term solutions to address the ongoing need for a skilled, diverse workforce now and in the future. Learn More
May 16, 2017 – As the utility industry struggles to replace aging workers, Potomac Edison is adding 18 new positions that will serve as line workers or substation electricians. The 11 line workers are members of the first graduating class of Potomac Edison’s Power Systems Institute. Learn More
April 27, 2017 – U.S. Senator Martin Heinrich introduced legislation that will better position the nation’s workforce for good-paying clean energy jobs. The Energy Workforce for the 21st Century Act would ensure that states can better prepare students and workers for the energy jobs of the future. Learn More
March 28, 2017 – Students from the Pirates of the Grand Island FIRST FTC robotics team will participate in the FIRST Tech Challenge North Super-Regional robotics tournament March 29 through April 1. The FIRST Tech Challenge North Super-Regional competition is sponsored by Rockwell Collins and the Center for Energy Workforce Development: Get Into Energy. Learn More
December 21, 2016 – CEWD member NextEra Energy, Inc. announced that for the second consecutive year the Association of ERGs and Councils has named NextEra Energy a recipient of its premier national award that celebrates the outstanding achievements of employee resource groups (ERGs), business resource groups (BRGs), and diversity councils. Learn More
October 19, 2016 – To help meet the workforce needs of Louisiana’s rapid economic growth, Entergy’s Louisiana companies announced an investment of more than $1 million to support local workforce development training programs. Learn More
October 19, 2016 – CEWD member Duke Energy has shared a video of their Osceola Solar Facility development. It is a 4 Megawatts AC facility located in Kenansville, Florida. Learn More
October 19, 2016 – The Colorado Department of Labor and Employment will promote careers in the energy industry during a week-long effort that includes a virtual job fair. Two websites also promote employment opportunities in the sector. Colorado Governor John Hickenlooper proclaimed October 17 to 21 Careers in Energy Week. Learn More
October 19, 2016 – What keeps the utilities operating are thousands of New Jersey men and women who work tirelessly behind the scenes to ensure our services are reliable and resilient. That’s why the New Jersey Utilities Association and its 15 member utility companies recognized the third week of October as New Jersey Careers in Utilities Week. Learn More
October 18, 2016 – The Beam Event is an annual partnership between Mississippi Power and the American Association of Blacks in Energy. This week, more than 80 high schoolers from Mississippi’s three coastal counties were powered up and plugged in to the opportunities available to them in the energy industry. Learn More
October 14, 2016 – As Michigan’s economy continues to grow and evolve, so does the energy industry. Michigan is transforming the way energy is produced to power homes, companies, and more to make energy cleaner and greener. Throughout the week of October 17, Michigan will recognize Careers in Energy Week. Learn More
August 17, 2016 – For more than a decade, APS and the Phoenix Suns have partnered to promote STEM education in Arizona schools by offering $50,000 in mini-grants for hands-on projects focused on the STEM subjects. Grants of up to $2,500 each may be awarded, with a total of up to $50,000 available for the 2016-2017 school year. Learn More
August 11, 2016 – AEP awarded $200,000 in grants to 101 FIRST Robotics teams this year to support STEM education and careers. Throughout AEP’s service territory, the company has contributed more than $2.5 million to encourage an estimated 23,000 students’ interest and participation in FIRST Robotics since 1996. Learn More
June 16, 2016 – The Engineer Development Program (EDP) has been designated as an AVANGRID best practice. The EDP program takes newly hired engineers, some of them former interns, and rotates them over two years through various engineering departments. Learn More
March 31, 2016 – D.C.-area high school robotics Team 1418, also known as Vae Victis (“Woe to the Vanquished” in Latin), are interested in mastering the art of science and technology. This team has appeared at different events in the area, including the CEWD annual summit. Learn More
March 15, 2016 – The International Brotherhood of Electrical Workers is working with other labor organizations and electric power companies to ensure that we have the culture in place to support engaged employees today and create expanded opportunities for the workplace of tomorrow. Learn More
March 9, 2016 – The Edison Electric Institute will again sponsor student teams participating in the FIRST Robotics competitions and the FIRST Tech Challenge. The “Get Into Energy, Get Into STEM” program will be supported by 12 energy companies and is managed by CEWD. Learn More
November 11, 2015 – CEWD Executive Director Ann Randazzo was featured in an NPR story on lineworkers and the International Lineman’s Rodeo. MEC lineworkers Matthew Doss and Jamie Walden are pictured in the article. Learn More
October 14, 2015 – New York Governor Andrew Cuomo declared October 12-19 as Careers in Energy Week to mark the many programs and resources New York offers to help individuals to embark on careers in the energy industry. Governor Cuomo also used this week to highlight the New York Troops to Energy initiatve he launched last year. Learn More
October 14, 2015 – The Colorado Department of Labor and Employment is helping to educate Coloradans about the need for a strong workforce to staff energy jobs and encourage them to consider careers in the energy industry as part of Careers in Energy Week. Learn More
October 12, 2015 – Wisconsin’s technical colleges celebrated Careers in Energy Week by offering events and promoting awareness of growing and rewarding careers in energy through Tech College Effect: Energy. Learn More
October 8, 2015 – The Lansing (Michigan) Board of Water & Light is raising awareness about careers in energy as part of the Careers in Energy Week initiative. Lansing BWL will host the executive board of ATHENA WIN for a meet-and-greet luncheon to network and emphasize careers for women as well. Learn More
October 7, 2015 – DTE Energy and Consumers Energy are kicking off their second annual Careers in Energy Week. Michigan Governor Rick Snyder proclaimed Careers in Energy Week to raise awareness about a sector that boasts nearly 90,000 jobs in Michigan and creates more than 1,500 new opportunities a year. Learn More
October 7, 2015 – The Mid-Atlantic Energy Workforce Consortium, an industry partnership of 11 utilities located in 6 states, was formed earlier this year to ensure that the utility industry has a sustainable, diverse, and qualified workforce to meet the future workforce needs of the Mid-Atlantic Region. Learn More
October 1, 2015 – The Edison Electric Institute (EEI) received a 2015 American Society of Association Executives (ASAE) Summit Award. The award recognizes EEI’s efforts to develop a highly skilled and innovative energy workforce through CEWD and its Troops to Energy Jobs and Get Into Energy / Get Into STEM programs. Learn More
September 29, 2015 – The Wisconsin Technical College System announced the statewide launch of Tech College Effect: Energy, which promotes awareness of diverse energy jobs and coincides with CEWD’s Careers in Energy Week from October 12-18. Learn More
September 13, 2015 – Because San Diego Gas & Electric understands how important it is to be able to fill new power grid jobs with qualified applicants, it has worked closely with UC San Diego Extension and universities across the country to identify and create programs that teach the advanced niche skills needed. Learn More
July 7, 2015 – Sustaining high-quality nuclear education programs is a priority for the nuclear energy industry, according to a statement by NEI. Universities and community colleges both play a role to ensure that our country has the world-class graduates desired by the nuclear industry. Learn More
July 2, 2015 – The nuclear energy industry’s workforce pipeline partnership with community colleges is adapting to changing industry needs, according to a Nuclear Energy Institute survey that tracked enrollment and graduation rates, employment metrics, and diversity of the industry’s Nuclear Uniform Curriculum Program (NUCP). Learn More
June 10, 2015 – Members of a FIRST Tech Challenge winning team had the opportunity to meet with Elon Musk of Tesla while hundreds of utility executives looked on during the Edison Electric Institute annual meeting in New Orleans. Learn More
May 27, 2015 – Jackson College has launched two new energy-related degrees: a B.S. in energy systems management and an associate degree in energy systems technology. The latter is designed to prepare students as entry-level technicians, while the bachelor’s program is designed to give technicians additional skills. Learn More
May 26, 2015 – Florida Power & Light and its parent company, NextEra Energy, have been racking up industry awards. The companies have been recognized for its call centers, smart grid, and billing programs, and was recognized as one of Fortune Magazine’s “Most Admired.” Learn More
May 11, 2015 – The Michigan Energy Workforce Development Consortium has been selected as one of seven regional partners to participate in the U.S. Chamber of Commerce Foundation’s Talent Pipeline Management initiative to close the skills gap in America. Learn More
April 24, 2015 – The Subcomittee on Energy and Power is working on a comprehensive energy bill that seeks to improve education and training for energy and manufacturing-related jobs and bridge the gap between underrepresented communities and the energy and manufacturing workforce. Learn More
April 16, 2015 – The New York University Polytechnic School of Engineering has launched a certificate program for Power Technologies. This certificate gives company staff core competencies to support electric power systems, electronic power supplies, and electric drives in the energy sector. Learn More
April 15, 2015 – FIRST announced that Qualcomm Incorporated will return as Presenting Sponsor for the 2015 FIRST Championship being held at the Edward Jones Dome in St. Louis, April 22-25. Qualcomm is joining a long list of sponsors, including CEWD. Learn More
March 13, 2015 – With Latinos making up more than 75 percent of the high school dropouts, OC United Way and Edison International have partnered to help reduce these rates. Southern California Edison (SCE) recently donated $250,000 to the nonprofit. Learn More
March 12, 2015 – Thirteen middle and high school teams will travel to Iowa to compete in a regional robotics challenge co-sponsored by the DTE Energy Foundation and 11 energy companies as part of CEWD’s “Get into Energy, Get into STEM” careers in energy campaign. Learn More
February 18, 2015 – The Western Maricopa Education Center in Arizona is building a new Sustainable Energy and Industrial Technology campus. It will be a career and technical education school with an emphasis on the energy industry. Its laboratories will be outfitted with actual industry tools for hands-on training and simulations. Learn More
February 11, 2015 – In Indiana, the NIPSCO Energy Academy obtained $223,809 as one of the recipients of the 2015 Innovative Career and Technical Education grants. The grant will fund energy-related course offerings, energy simulators, lab equipment, a summer internship, teacher and mentor training, and more. Learn More
January 16, 2015 – The Edison Electric Institute (EEI) announced a new industry initiative to sponsor FIRST® Robotics competitions and the FIRST® Tech Challenge. The new “Get Into Energy, Get Into STEM” initiative will be supported by 11 electric companies and will be managed by CEWD. View the Press Release
November 30, 2014 – Some Kansas schools will soon offer another option for career-focused education: high-school courses designed for careers in the energy field. Several districts across the state are interested in offering the energy courses, and collaborated with utility companies and other school districts and post-secondary schools seeking to develop them. Learn More
October 22, 2014 – Indiana Governor Mike Pence joined representatives from NIPSCO, the Michigan City Area Schools, and the La Porte County Career and Technical Education (CTE) Program for a ribbon-cutting ceremony as they celebrated a new partnership preparing Northwest Indiana students for high-demand jobs in the electronics, energy, and utility industries. Learn More
October 18, 2014 – Utilities across the country are bracing for high rates of turnover as baby boomers leave the workplace. Avista and other local utiltiies are forecasting openings for engineers, computer technicians, managers, lineworkers, and other skilled trades in the next 5 to 10 years. Learn More
October 16, 2014 – San Diego Gas & Electric joined other California utilities to kick off the third annual Careers in Energy Week, a nationwide initiative that promotes STEM education and aims to address the need for a qualified, diverse energy industry workforce. Learn More
October 15, 2014 – Nicor Gas, Northern Illinois’ largest natural gas distribution company, is partnering with the Illinois Energy Workforce Consortium and other Illinois-based energy groups to increase public awareness of a variety of careers within the energy industry during Careers in Energy Week. Learn More
October 8, 2014 – Cheryl LaFleur, former executive vice president and acting CEO of National Grid USA, was the keynote speaker for Worcester Polytechnic Institute’s fourth annual Energy Symposium, where she told students that hot jobs are in the energy industry right now. Learn More
May 21, 2014 – A bipartisan, bicameral group of lawmakers announced that they have reached a deal to improve the nation’s workforce development system through new legislation. The bill modernizes and improves existing federal workforce development programs, helps workers attain skills for 21st century jobs, and fosters the modern workforce that evolving American businesses rely on to compete.
April 25, 2014 – The Center for Energy and Workforce Development (CEWD) and the National Energy Foundation (NEF) co-hosted a booth at the USA Science & Engineering Festival April 26-27 to boost interest in the energy industry and the career pathways that are available with energy companies. Learn More
April 14, 2014 – 30 high school seniors across Southern California Edison’s (SCE) service territory have been named 2014 Edison Scholars, each winning a $40,000 scholarship offered by Edison International, parent company of SCE. Learn More
March 6, 2014 – In recognition of National Engineers Week, February 16-22, United Illuminating’s Engineering and Project Excellence group teamed up with internal and external partners to host a “Lunch & Learn” series that looked at different engineering projects and the benefits they provide. Learn More
November 19, 2013 – President Obama announced a new $100 million competitive grant program designed to better prepare high school students for high-tech careers, including job shadowing, counseling, and training that leads to college credit or an industry credential. Learn More
November 1, 2013 – In Indiana, representatives from NIPSCO and the LaPorte County Career and Technical Education Program announced a new partnership designed to prepare area students for high-demand jobs in the electronics, energy, and utility industries. Learn More
March 29, 2013 – Intriguing results from the 2012 ManpowerGroup Talent Shortage Survey illustrates a gap between workforce skills and energy industry needs. Several initiatives in Northeast Ohio are working to close that gap. Learn More
February 28, 2013 – In recognition of National Engineers Week, United Illuminating Co.’s Engineering and Project Excellence group hosted an Engineers Fair Day and ice cream social on Feb. 28, to acknowledge and celebrate the contributions made by engineers. Learn More
December 25, 2012 – As nearly 40 percent of the employees in the U.S. utility and energy sector approach retirement age, Atlanta-based Southern Co. and other utility companies involved with CEWD are focused on early recruitment to help build a pipeline to careers in the energy industry. Learn More
October 16, 2012 – Avista participated in national Careers in Energy Week by giving high school counselors and teachers first-hand experience in the life of a lineworker apprentice at the Jack Stewart Training Center, Avista’s Pre-Apprentice Line School. See a photo gallery from the event and learn more
October 12, 2012 – Corporate Voices for Working Families has released their report on “A Talent Development Solution: Exploring Business Drivers and Returns in Learn and Earn Partnerships.” Learn More
October 9, 2012 – With Careers and Energy Week approaching on Oct 15-21, UIL highlights the efforts of its companies (UI, SCG, CNG, and Berkshire Gas) and the Connecticut Energy Workforce Development Consortium to create jobs and provide opportunities in the energy industry. Learn More
September 29, 2012 – An education consortium comprised of five Arizona community colleges, formed as the Arizona Sun Corridor Get Into Energy Consortium (ASC-GIEC), received a $13.5 million grant from the U.S. Department of Labor to develop programs and help fulfill the state’s energy industry workforce needs. The grant is part of the recent $500 million federal Trade Adjustment Assistance Community College and Career Training (TAACCCT) initiative intended for the development and expansion of innovative training programs at community colleges and universities nationwide. Learn More
September 19, 2012 – Jane Oates, Assistant Secretary of Employment and Training Administration for the Department of Labor, will keynote National Journal’s summit on “Powering America’s Future By Empowering Workers.” Registration is free for this event on Wednesday, October 3, 2012 from 8:00 AM to 10:30 AM (EDT) at the Newseum in Washington, D.C. Learn More
August 22, 2012 – Six previously unemployed or underemployed Hartford-area residents have secured full-time jobs after earning the National Career Readiness Certificate (NCRC), a national credential identified by CEWD as the entry-level standard for the energy industry. Learn More
July 9, 2012 – The Clinton Global Initiative has released the CGI America 2012 Meeting Report, titled “Turning Ideas into Action.” Learn More
May 10, 2012 – ACT, along with a growing coalition of community colleges across the nation, is launching Tomorrow’s Workforce Now, a program that aims to improve America’s workforce by donating evidence-based selection tools to help thousands of employers and tens of thousands of individuals. Learn More
May 4, 2012 – The Department of Energy is hosting a “Tweet-Up” on Thursday, May 10 at 4:00pm EDT. Michelle Fox–the Office of Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy’s Chief Strategist for Workforce and Education–will be taking questions and comments via Twitter, Facebook, and e-mail on the topic of “STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering, Math): Investing in the Next Generation.” Learn More
April 13, 2012 – Twenty Greater Hartford-area residents recently graduated from the Connecticut Business and Industry Association’s first-ever Academic Skills Enhancement for Energy-Related Careers training program. The students earned their ACT National Career Readiness Certificate, a national credential identified by CEWD as the entry-level standard for the energy industry. Learn More
March 29, 2012 – The American National Standards Institute’s (ANSI) Joint Member Forum (JMF), held on March 20, focused on the range of activities underway aimed at helping the nation meet President Obama’s goal of doubling the credentials of the American workforce by 2020. CEWD educational consultant Valerie Taylor discusses the value of an ANSI-accredited Energy Industry Fundamentals Certificate to the industry. Learn More
March 22, 2012 – From March 18-21, 2012, the second annual Building a Grad Nation Summit took place in Washington, D.C. More than 1,000 education stakeholders from 42 states came together to discuss challenges and solutions to ending America’s high school dropout crisis. Learn More
March 5, 2012 – Joe Ryzewski, co-chair of the Connecticut Energy Workforce Development Consortium, reports the series of events and activities organized by the United Illuminating Company’s Engineering & Project Excellence group to celebrate National Engineers’ Week, which ran February 19-25. Learn More
March 2, 2012 – Four Gulf Power linemen will take part in the introduction of a Florida House of Representatives resolution to honor lineworkers across the state (see photo). The bill will make Aug. 26, 2012 “Lineworker Appreciation Day” in the state of Florida. Learn More
February 27, 2012 – The U.S Department of Labor announces availability of funds and solicitation for grant applications for the Trade Adjustment Assistance Community College and Career Training (TAACCCT) Grants Program. Please contact Valerie Taylor at valerie@cewd.org for assistance and more information. Learn More
February 2, 2012 – Orientations are being held to determine eligibility into a new Academic Skills Enhancement for Energy-Related Careers training program. The program, which will begin February 27, offers skills enhancement to individuals living in Connecticut’s Hartford and Enfield labor markets and helps prepare participants for careers in the energy industry. Learn More
January 12, 2012 – The U.S. Department of Labor’s Employment and Training Administration announces the availability of Workforce Innovation Fund grants. Learn More
November 23, 2011 – IEEE Power & Energy Society (PES) is working to attract more students to study for and enter careers in power and energy engineering. Learn More
October 18, 2011 – UIL Holdings Corporation applauds the state of Connecticut’s recognition of Oct. 17-21 as Careers in Energy Week, announced on Oct. 6 by Gov. Dannel P. Malloy. Learn More
October 18, 2011 – JobTrain is participating in CEWD’s Careers in Energy Week by launching a job fair on Wednesday, October 19, featuring representatives from the Get Into Energy Career Pathways program and the College of San Mateo’s Electrical Power Systems program. Learn More
October 10, 2011 – IEEE is helping to attract more students to study power and energy engineering with programs such as the IEEE Power & Energy Society Scholarship Plus Initiative, which launched in late 2010 and has just awarded its first scholarships. Learn More
August 5, 2011 – Georgetown University’s Center on Education and the Workforce has released a new report that examines what a college degree is worth. The report is entitled The College Payoff: Education, Occupations, Lifetime EarningsSee summaries and the full report
August 5, 2011 – Early childhood education and economic development go hand in hand — NewsOK reports on the alarming shortage of future workers with the math, science, and technology skills to fill the gaps in the skilled energy workforce. Learn More
July 27, 2011 – A recent U.S. Department of Commerce report showed that science, technology, engineering, and math (STEM) jobs grew at a faster rate than non-STEM jobs over the last decade, and that growth in STEM jobs is projected to grow at a faster rate (17 percent) than growth in non-STEM jobs (9.8 percent) between 2008 and 2018. Programs such as Corporate Voices for Working Families’ Learn and Earn initiative can help strengthen our nation’s workforce to meet that future job growth. Learn More
July 19, 2011 – With input from CEWD, the Corps Network has released a new publication that illustrates how to prepare young people for jobs, postsecondary education, and careers in a growing green economy, titled, A Green Career Pathways Framework: Postsecondary and Employment Success for Low-Income, Disconnected YouthLearn More

July 19, 2011 – CLASP is working with a coalition of other organizations to fight against potential cuts to the maximum Pell Grant, as well as harmful cuts in student eligibility. Help spread the word and take action today:

July 14, 2011 – The Nuclear Energy Institute (NEI) notes that the electric power industry will have to replace nearly 100,000 skilled workers—more than 25,000 of them in the nuclear industry—by 2015. This is driving industry partnerships with educational institutions and has spurred creation of the Get Into Energy website. Learn More
July 14, 2011 – Educational institutions like Richmond Community College in Hamlet, NC, are teaming up with area utilities to develop degree programs to help train a new generation of workers. Learn More
May 31, 2011 – Ameren Missouri was announced as one of 15 recipients of the 2011 Secretary of Defense Employer Support Freedom Award. The Freedom award is the highest recognition given by the Department of Defense to employers for exceptional support of their employees in the National Guard and Reserve. Learn More
Gulf Power introduces its Solar for Schools program.
Military.com features the “Troops to Energy Jobs” pilot program by Dominion and CEWD.
The U.S. Department of Labor (DOL or the Department) announces the availability of up to $122 million in grant funds to be awarded under the Career Pathways Innovation Fund (CPIF) Solicitation for Grant Applications (SGA, or Solicitation).
US Labor Department announces Green Jobs Innovation Fund Grant competition to support career training programs through community partnerships.
NAWB provides information on potential cuts to the workforce system – See what you can do to help.
The U.S. Department of Labor Employment and Training Administration (DOLETA) is now soliciting grant applications for Trade Adjustment Assistance (TAA) for community college and career training programs.
ANNOUNCEMENT: Notice of Solicitation for Grant Applications (SGA)
National Energy Technician Education Summit – Dec. 8-10, Washington, DC
Utilities Seek Fresh Talent for Smart Grids – New York Times, Dec. 29, 2010

Online Career Fair

CEWD/Great Lakes Nuclear Consortium hosted their first Online Career Fair.

Collaboration at Its Best!

Midwest Energy Association is taking the best training pieces from great companies like Duke, ComEd, DTE Energy, Integrys, Ameren, We Energies, Vectren and more and combining them into an all-new “Best of the Best” online and instructor-led electric training program every company and vocational school can use. See the Press Release

PSEG Featured in HR Management Magazine

Check out one of CEWD’s members, PSEG, featured in HR Management Magazine.