Events

CEWD Calendar

All Upcoming 2014 Dates Are Subject To Change

ACT Work Readiness Solutions Webinar Series
Various Dates / Locations
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"Hiring Our Heroes" Hiring Fairs
Various Dates / Locations
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Careers in Energy Week 2014
October 13-19 2014

National Forum
November 5, 2014 - Arlington, VA

CEWD Annual Summit
November 5-7, 2014 - Arlington, VA
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Past Events 2014

South/Southeast Regional Meeting
April 3, 2014 - Gulfport, MS

MidAtlantic/Northeast Regional Meeting
May 1, 2014 - Washington, DC

Midwest Regional Meeting
June 18, 2014 - Kansas City, MO

National Energy Education Network
June 19, 2014 - Kansas City, MO

WISE Pathways Implementation Webinar
June 24, 2014 - 1:00-2:00 PM EDT

West Regional Meeting
July 15, 2014 - Tucson, AZ

Northwest Regional Meeting
July 18, 2014 - Rapid City, SD

 

Past Events 2013

South/Southeast Regional Meeting
April 4, 2013
Pensacola, FL

Midwest Regional Meeting
April 16, 2013
Kansas City, MO

Mid-Atlantic/Northeast Regional Meeting
April 25, 2013
Washington, DC

Northwest Regional Meeting
May 7, 2013
Spokane, WA

West Regional Meeting
May 9, 2013
San Ramon, CA

Energetic Women 6th Annual Conference
June 12-14, 2013
Marriott Inner Harbor - Baltimore, MD

National Energy Education Network
August 22-23, 2013
Indianapolis, IN
The NEEN Meeting is a learning forum designed specifically for secondary and post-secondary educators and their energy and utility company partners. The forum provides opportunities to share best practices in design and implementation of energy education curricula and to work through actual solutions and approaches to overcoming challenges in preparing today’s workforce for jobs in the energy industry.
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Careers in Energy Week
October 14-20, 2013
Resources for Members

Warriors to the Workforce Hiring Event
October 21-23, 2013
Washington, DC
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State Energy Workforce
National Forum

November 6, 2013
Arlington, VA

CEWD Annual Summit
November 6-8, 2013
Arlington, VA
Summit Info and Presentations
Summit Sponsorship Opportunities

Webinar #4: How to Implement a Troops to Energy Jobs Initiative and Measure and Track Progress
November 21, 2013
1:00pm – 2:15pm EST

Energetic Women Webinar
The Art of Presenting...You: Branding Strategies

December 4, 2013
12:30pm – 1:30pm EST
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Past Events 2012

National Energy Education Network /
Nuclear Uniform Curriculum Program

March 6-8, 2012
Sheraton National Hotel - Arlington, VA

South/Southeast Regional Meeting
April 19, 2012
Duke Energy - Charlotte, NC
Meeting Notes

2012 NGCP National Collaboration Conference
April 25-27, 2012
The Westin Alexandria - Alexandria, VA
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USA Science & Engineering Festival
April 28 & 29, 2012
Walter E. Washington
Convention Center
Washington, D.C.
www.usasciencefestival.org

Midwest Regional Meeting
May 16, 2012
Consumers Energy - Marshall, MI
Meeting Notes

ACT Solutions and Program Highlights Webinars
NCRC Plus:
May 17, 1-2pm CDT
WorkKeys Soft Skills Assessments:
WorkKeys Personality: May 18, 1-2pm CDT
WorkKeys Personality: May 22, 1-2pm CDT
WorkKeys Integrity: May 30, 1-2pm CDT
WorkKeys Fit: June 7, 2012, CDT
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MidAtlantic/Northeast Regional Meeting
June 19, 2012
National Rural Electric Cooperative Association - Arlington, VA

Northwest Regional Meeting
July 17, 2012

West Regional Meeting
July 19, 2012
Arizona Public Service Co - Phoenix, AZ

EPCE: Apprenticeship Training Models; Enhancing On-The-Job Training Webinar
July 26, 2012, 1pm Eastern
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State Energy Consortia National Forum
August 15, 2012
Georgia Power Co - Atlanta, GA

National Journal Policy Summit
Powering America’s Future By Empowering Workers
Wednesday, October 3, 2012
8AM-10:30AM EDT
Washington, DC
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CEWD Annual Summit
November 14-16, 2012
Arlington, VA
Annual Summit Sponsorship Opportunities

National Veteran Employment Summit
December 12, 2012
8:30AM
Willard Intercontinental - Washington D.C.
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News on Workforce Development

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. Learn More
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 23, 2014 - DiversityInc has named its 2014 Top 7 Utilities--all of whom are CEWD Member companies--based on their efforts to create inclusive workplaces, to reach diverse customers, and to have strong supplier diversity. These companies scored well in the four areas measured: Talent Pipeline, Equitable Talent Development, CEO/Leadership Commitment, and Supplier Diversity. 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 27, 2014 - Onondaga Community College in New York began educating the next generation of nuclear energy industry workers last fall when it became one of only 35 colleges in the country to offer an associate of applied science degree in nuclear energy technology. Learn More
March 24, 2014 - More than half of recent military veterans who are using federal benefits such as the Montgomery and Post-9/11 GI Bill benefits have received a postsecondary degree or certificate, a completion rate similar to traditional college students and greater than other nontraditional students. Learn More
March 13, 2014 - In fall 2012, and again in summer 2013, Harrisburg Area Community College offered a free week-long boot camp to students whose ACCUPLACER scores were within five points of the cut score for testing in pre-algebra or beginning algebra, giving students a chance at bypassing some developmental mathematics courses. 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
March 6, 2014 - The IEEE Power & Energy Scholarship Plus Initiative offers up to $7,000 and helps undergraduate students find career experience opportunities in the energy industry to increase the number of well-qualified, entry-level engineers in the U.S. and Canada. Learn More
February 20, 2014 - PRESS RELEASE: The Center for Energy Workforce Development joins business and industry groups to advance efforts to close the “skills gap.” Organizations plan to educate and train more workers and create a skilled workforce. Learn More
February 3, 2014 - WORKFORCE: 'The great crew change' forces utilities to rethink hiring. 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
October 29, 2013 - Being a female lineman—and a female foreman on a line crew—has made Shannon Skinner stand out a bit from others in this trade. But she can go toe-to-toe with any fellow—whether that’s climbing a pole, restringing a wire, trudging through snow or even holding her own in a tussle. Learn More
July 31, 2013 - STEMersion is a two-week, hands-on workshop opportunity for middle and high school math, science, and Career and Technical Education teachers in the Charlotte area to take a first-hand look at why so many jobs require math and science skills in the workplace. Learn More
July 30, 2013 - NEI published a short article highlighting some of the positive findings of the 2013 Workforce Survey analysis, showing that 1,500 students are now enrolled at 35 community colleges. There are also rising enrollments in university nuclear engineering programs. 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
March 27, 2013 - PES is offering up to seven thousand dollars and assistance with career experience opportunities to qualifying students! Applicants must be full-time students working towards a bachelor's degree in electrical engineering, citizens or permanent residents of the U.S., willing to take power engineering courses and have a GPA of at least 3.0. Please encourage students to visit ee-scholarship.org for more information and apply today!
Here's how it works:
  • Eligible students should apply online before June 30th at
    www.ee-scholarship.org.
  • Recipients will be selected by PES volunteers with industry and academic backgrounds.
  • In Fall 2013, recipients will be notified of their selection and be provided with information on how to arrange for a career experience with industry-leading companies.
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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
February 20, 2013 - There is no better time to consider an energy career. Workforce development is a concern in any industry, but it's particularly pressing among energy companies. 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
September 17, 2012 - With engineering being the fastest growing occupation around the world, IEEE announces a three-step process for inspiring, engaging, encouraging, and empowering women worldwide to pursue a career in engineering and close the gender gap in STEM careers. Learn More
September 13, 2012 - Corporate Voices has released a new report (see Executive Summary) on talent development, examining the potential of "Learn and Earn" models that connect employers and education providers to give companies the skilled workers they need. 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 23, 2012 - The Arizona Energy Workforce Consortium, working through Estrella Mountain Community College, launched an energy skills training program in January 2012, inspired by Get Into Energy Career Pathways pilots but separately funded through a State Energy Sector Partnership (SESP) grant. Learn More
July 14, 2012 - Jane Oates, assistant secretary for employment and training in the U.S. Department of Labor, visits Pittsburgh, PA, to talk with representatives of local governments, community colleges, labor unions, and businesses about jobs in the energy sector. 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
April 4, 2012 - The Connecticut Energy Workforce Development Consortium reports on a six-week, full-time training program called Academic Skills Enhancement for Energy-Related Careers, designed to prepare students for more advanced training and potential jobs in energy. 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 9, 2012 - Midwest ENERGY Association's Energetic Women is holding a webinar entitled Leadership and the Brain: Pathways to Positive Action, with Shannon Murphy Robinson and Mary Casey from Brainskillsatwork.com. The webinar will take place Thursday, March 29th at 11:30 AM central time. Learn More and Sign Up
March 6, 2012 - Electric cooperatives are helping set up programs at community colleges to prepare for a lineworker shortage. CEWD estimates that about 42 percent of all skilled lineworkers could retire by 2015. Nearly 31,000 entry-level apprentices will be needed by all utilities. 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 20, 2012 - The nation's biggest employers in the nuclear industry are sending representatives to Indian River State College (IRSC) to discuss career opportunities in nuclear and recruit students. Sponsored by IRSC and Florida Power & Light, the Nuclear Science Career Awareness Open House is part of National Nuclear Science Week, a weeklong celebration focusing local, regional, and national interest on all aspects of nuclear science. 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

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