2009 CEWD Summit

October 7-9, 2009
Marriott Downtown Hotel
Indianapolis, IN

Dr. Kristina Johnson, Undersecretary of Energy, and Jane Oates, Assistant Secretary for the Employment and Training Administration/ U.S. Department of Labor, addressed participants at CEWD’s Annual Summit in Indianapolis Oct. 6-9, 2009.

Speaking to members at a reception Oct. 6, Dr. Johnson noted that as much as 60 percent of the energy workforce is expected to retire in the next five years, at a time when “we have the least prepared students moving through the pipeline.” To help better prepare the workforce that will rebuild our nation’s energy infrastructure, she said, $100 million in federal grants was being directed to energy training programs.

Johnson said the challenge and excitement of overhauling our energy infrastructure by developing Smart Grids, finding ways to reduce carbon emissions and improving energy efficiencies in the coming years could help draw young people to the industry.

Speaking to Summit participants by videotape Oct. 7, Assistant Secretary Oates recognized the work of state energy consortia and said she was engaged in discussions with CEWD about how the Administration could help connect the energy industry to the public workforce system across the country.

“I am committed to making sure that we connect our training resources to good, high-paying jobs here in the U.S. and your industry exemplifies those opportunities,” she concluded.

The Summit was full of informative session by leaders in industry and education.  See below for videos and handouts.

Click here to watch Jane Oates

Click here to watch the videos from the 2009 CEWD Summit


Opening General Session

General Session: State Consortia Initiatives

General Session: Miscellaneous Topics

Breakout Session: Sharing the Curriculum

Breakout Session: Recruiting from the Military

Breakout Session: Raising Interest in Engineering Careers

Breakout Session: Reaching Untapped Populations

Breakout Session: Using Credentials in the Hiring Process

General Session: Miscellaneous Topics

Closing Keynote Speaker - Eileen O'Neill Odum, NiSource Indiana Business Segment


2009 Summit Sponsors

Gold Sponsors

  • Duke Energy
  • Edison Electric Institute
  • PSEG
  • Scott Madden

Silver Sponsors

  • American Gas Association
  • Idaho National Laboratory
  • International Brotherhood of Electrical Workers
  • National Center for Construction Education and Research
  • National Rural Electric Cooperative Association
  • Quanta Services
  • Thomas Edison State College
  • Utility Workers Union of America
  • Vemo

Bronze Sponsors

  • Dayton Power & Light
  • Nuclear Energy Institute