CEWD Calendar

All Upcoming 2018 Dates Are Subject To Change

Webinar: Making the Connection to a Diverse, Qualified Pipeline: Focus on Quality
April 18, 2018
1-2:15pm ET

Webinar: Making the Connection to a Diverse, Qualified Pipeline through Troops to Energy Jobs
May 10, 2018
1-2:15pm ET

South/Southeast Regional Meeting
May 17-18, 2018
Atlanta, GA

Midwest Regional Meeting
June 13-14, 2018
Grand Rapids, MI

MidAtlantic/Northeast Regional Meeting
July 11-12, 2018
Washington, DC

Careers in Energy Week 2018
October 15-19, 2018

State Energy Workforce Consortia National Forum
November 7, 2018
Washington, DC

CEWD Annual Summit
November 7-9, 2018
Arlington, VA
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"Hiring Our Heroes" Hiring Fairs
Various Dates / Locations
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Past Events 2018

Webinar: CEWD's Workforce Survey Results
January 17

NUDC Webinar: Bridging the Generations
January 23

Webinar: Building a Diverse, Qualified Pipeline through State Energy Workforce Consortia
February 13, 2018

Webinar: Making the Connection to a Diverse, Qualified Pipeline: Focus on Diversity
March 15, 2018

NUDC Webinar: Millennial Myths and Managing Your Millennial Workforce
March 20, 2018

EARN Webinar: Building the Pipeline: Successful Strategies for Recruiting & Hiring People with Disabilities
March 29, 2018

West/Northwest Regional Meeting
April 10-11, 2018
San Francisco, CA


Past Events 2017

West/Northwest Regional Meeting
April 12-13 - Las Vegas, NV

South/Southeast Region Meeting
May 17-18 - New Orleans, LA

Florida Women in Energy Leadership Forum
June 14-16 - PGA National Resort & Spa in Palm Beach Gardens, FL

MidAtlantic/Northeast Region Meeting
June 21-22 - Long Island City, NY

Midwest Regional Meeting
June 28-29 - Madison, WI

NUDC Webinar--Best Practices in Business/Employee Resources Groups: "Getting to 100" How PPL's Business Resources Groups worked to earn a score of 100 from the Human Rights Campaign
September 13

Adapting to the Changing Nature of Work Workshop
September 20-21 - Fort Pierce, FL

Veterans in Energy Forum
October 5-6

Careers in Energy Week 2017
October 16-20

NUDC Webinar--Building Partnerships to Develop the Local Workforce: Lessons Learned from Southwest Louisiana
October 18

CEWD Annual Summit 2017
November 8-10 - Washington, DC

Webinar: National Energy Foundation's Energy Literacy Survey: Implications for the Energy Workforce Pipeline
December 11, 2017


Past Events 2016

Northwest Regional Meeting
April 13 - Spokane, WA

South/Southeast Regional Meeting
May 19 - Columbia, SC

Midwest Regional Meeting
June 28 - Kansas City, MO

National Energy Education Network (NEEN)
June 29 - Kansas City, MO

West Regional Meeting
July 14 - Albuquerque, NM

MidAtlantic/Northeast Regional Meeting
July 26 - New York, NY

Veterans in Energy Leadership Summit
October 13-14 - Washington, DC

Careers in Energy Week 2016
October 17-21 - Various Locations

Virtual Panel: Is Having a College Degree Necessary for a Successful Career in the Utilities and Communications?
October 26 - 1-2pm EDT
Sponsored by CEWD and the National Utilities Diversity Council (NUDC)

State Energy Workforce Consortia National Forum
November 2 - Arlington, VA

CEWD Annual Summit
November 2-4 - Arlington, VA


Past Events 2015

Women in Energy Webinar
Building Awareness of STEM and Non-traditional Energy Career Pathways among Girls
March 24
3:30-4:30pm EDT

Northwest Regional Meeting
April 14 - Portland, OR

South/Southeast Regional Meeting
May 5 - Savannah, GA

Midwest Regional Meeting
June 24 - Chicago, IL

National Energy Education Network Meeting
June 25 - Chicago, IL

West Regional Meeting
July 23 - Denver, CO

MidAtlantic/Northeast Regional Meeting
July 29 - Philadelphia, PA

Careers in Energy Week
October 11-18 - Various Locations

State Energy Workforce Consortia National Forum
November 4 - Arlington, VA

Annual Summit
November 4-6 - Arlington, VA

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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
April 11, 2016 - Electric cooperatives nationwide are seeing an unprecedented turnover in their workforce. In the next five years, electric cooperatives could be hiring replacements for 14,400 retiring employees. 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 15, 2015 - National Grid is encouraging the next generation of the energy workforce by calling attention to Careers in Energy Week and hosting events for students, veterans, and the public, including events at their Millbury training center. 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
August 7, 2015 - Madisonville Community College's online Energy Management degree is designed to give students the skills and national certifications (including CEWD's Energy Industry Fundamentals Certificate) required to receive employment in the rapidly growing field of energy management and positions in the energy industry. Learn More
August 4, 2015 - The staff at Florida's St. Petersburg College has been working on improving student retention and success. The five key strategies they found are: expanded out-of-class support, integrated career and academic advising, improved new student orientation, set up early alert system and student coaching, and enhanced the My Learning Plan tool. 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 31, 2015 - Just days after his retirement from PPL, Bob Geneczko talks about his history with PPL and how he came to be VP of customer services. He also discusses how the energy industry will evolve over the next decade. Learn More
March 19, 2015 - Seventy-two teams from 12 states and the District of Columbia competed in the FIRST Tech Challenge Robotics (FTC) EAST Super-Regional Championship at The University of Scranton. The event was hosted by Pennsylvania FIRST Robotics and sponsored by Rockwell-Collins and the Center for Energy Workforce Development. 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 - Portland General Electric's corporate foundation awarded 33 grants totaling $427,285 in the first quarter of 2015. Almost $250,000 was awarded to workforce development, STEM, and arts education programs to create opportunities for students to have hands-on, applied learning experiences. 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
March 11, 2015 - Madisonville Community College celebrated February as Career and Technical Education Month with the selection of nine students as "CTE Students of the Month," including Christa Crick of the Energy Management program, who earned her CEWD Energy Industry Fundamentals certificate. 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
January 11, 2015 - America's postsecondary student population is more diverse than ever. There's no one-size-fits-all path to (or through) college -- and we need to plan our education policies accordingly. What would America look like as 100 college students? Learn More

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