Presentation on theme: "The Energy Consortium Concept The Energy, Industry and Construction Consortium concept was created on August 28, 2007 during a Skilled Labor Summit in."— Presentation transcript:
The Energy Consortium Concept The Energy, Industry and Construction Consortium concept was created on August 28, 2007 during a Skilled Labor Summit in Biloxi, MS, as a partnership among: –Electric and natural gas utilities –Nuclear and industrial construction –Utility associations –Education –State offices –Department of Labor –Workforce investment and other affiliated or support organizations concerned with the emerging workforce planning issues affecting utilities
The Center for Energy Workforce Development (CEWD) How do we build a diverse, qualified pool of workers who have the right knowledge and skills to enter critical energy-industry positions at the right time? Get Into Energy Career Pathways (GIECP): Students and Potential Applicants – targeted career awareness campaigns, career advising and guidance. Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation grant for GIECP for low-income young adults Educators – identified competencies, industry-recognized credentials and uniform curriculum. Nuclear Unified Curriculum Project Employers - over 25 states have energy consortia. Collaboration with industry, education and government.
TEICCs Mission Collaboratively building tomorrows energy workforce pipeline today
Opportunity in Motion An aging baby boom population will create significant shortages in many career fields A technology-focused economy has created a need for highly- trained, tech-savvy workforce especially in the energy sectors Energy sector training programs are gateways to high paying careers The industry is growing: Advanced manufacturing capabilities Continued efforts to build on nuclear energy for base load Alternative energy sources
2011 CEWD Survey Findings In 2011 Electric and Natural Gas Utilities across the country completed a detailed survey on 5 critical job categories which make up 42% of all employees in the energy field: Lineworkers Power Plant Operators Transmission & Distribution Technicians Generation Technicians Engineers
Putting STEM to Work! The Energy Industrys success relies on advanced technologies and a highly skilled workforce.
Nuclear Power Plant Operator High School Diploma or GED Apprenticeship2-Year CollegeU. S. Navy Pass Pre-employment tests - EEI and FFD Non-Licensed Operator ($70,000) Most utilities use a pre- employment test to pass you will need: Math Communications Problem solving Mechanical reasoning
EARN CREDENTIALS : National Career Readiness Certificate Energy Employability Skills Certificate Industry Fundamentals Certificate Traditional Associates Degree LEARN MORE / EARN MORE Utility Technician Accelerated Degree OR Traditional Associates Degree Transmission & Distribution Technicians High School Diploma or GED Pass Pre-employment tests and FFD Associates Degree & OJT Substation Mechanic Relay Technician Meter Technician Engineering Technician ($28,000) Experienced Substation Mechanic Relay Technician Meter Technician Engineering Technician ($62,000)
TEICC is Tennessees only Energy workforce consortium dedicated to building the energy industrys workforce pipeline. With the Governors support, one of TEICCs near-term goals is the installation of an annual, statewide Careers in Energy Week to underscore career pathways in the energy sectors.
TEICCs VISION: Industry, education and community leaders working together to ensure a best-in-class workforce that meets the needs of the energy industry in the Tennessee Valley, to build awareness of and interest in the opportunities for high tech, high wage, and high demand jobs. www.energizetn.com