Presentation on theme: "Re-engineering: Partnerships for Industry, Education and Workforce Idaho State University Energy Systems Technology and Education Center A Partnership."— Presentation transcript:
Re-engineering: Partnerships for Industry, Education and Workforce Idaho State University Energy Systems Technology and Education Center A Partnership of Idaho State University, Idaho National Laboratory and Partners for Prosperity
Why an Energy Consortium? Energy workforce development is a complex, dynamic process shaped by: –Technology - Economics –Education - Regulation –Demographics - Politics –Competition - Public Perception To succeed requires many perspectives examining the issue from just all of these vantage points and more. The ESTEC operating partners are unique in their perspectives, experience and background. We respect each other’s ideas and opinions. We have melded together government, industry, educational and social service organizations into a cohesive core of partners. Many are hearing a side of the workforce story they have never heard before.
Mission Statement Cultivate the people and educational resources necessary to improve the local, regional and national availability of trained workers to support the construction, operation, and maintenance of current and future energy facilities and occupations.
Operating Partners Idaho State University’s College of Technology is a state-designated technical college offering 53 certificate programs and 47 two-year degree programs. They are the oldest technology college in Idaho. Idaho National Laboratory is the nation’s command center for advanced civilian nuclear technology research and development. The lab and its more than 3,300 scientists and engineers also develop energy solutions in hydropower, fossil fuel, hydrogen, geothermal and other energy sources. Partners for Prosperity is a non-profit organization dedicated to poverty reduction in Eastern Idaho. P4P currently manages over $12 million in grant funds for projects related to education, economic development and personal empowerment.
ESTEC Operating Partners The Energy Systems Technology and Education Center Operating Partners guide the strategic direction of the Center
Proposal Partners Comprise Advisory Council with Roles Industry/Econ. Dev. Idaho National Laboratory** Idaho Power (Chair) Washington Group International Entergy Corporation PacifiCorp LLC AREVA EPRI (proposed) NIDA Corporation Idaho TechConnect Regional Coordinating Council Social Services/Gov’t Partners for Prosperity** Shoshone Bannock Tribe Idaho Migrant Council Veterans Administration Center for New Directions Idaho Women in Nuclear IGNITE Idaho Department of Labor Education Idaho State University** Boise State University Central Virginia Community College Thomas Edison State College (NJ) ISU College of Engineering Bismarck State College (ND) Excelsior College (NY) Idaho State Board of Education Idaho School Superintendents Tech Prep Programs (Regions 5 & 6) Engaging the unemployed, underemployed and under- represented populations. Engaging industry in defining and supporting the creation of energy sector-wide programs for operators and technicians. Including economic development organizations to leverage the opportunities. Engaging local, regional and national educational institutions and K-12 in collaborating on, contributing to and adopting awareness programs and curriculum. **Operating Partners
Structure of the Group ESTEC Staff –Executive Director – Scott Rasmussen –Deputy Director – Richard Holman, CPT –Associate Director for Curriculum Development – Gerry Trimble –Associate Director for Accreditation – Linda Stuffle, PE –Associate Director for Facilities – Lawrence Beatty –K-12 Programs – Ann Marie Corbridge –Special Populations Programs – Jessica Sotelo –Executive Assistant – Michelle Katseanes Advisory Council (30+ members) –Chair – Vern Porter – General Manager, Generation - Idaho Power Company Operating Partners –Idaho State University – Scott Rasmussen –Idaho National Laboratory – Richard Holman –Partners for Prosperity – Jessica Sotelo
Goals Establish regional K-12 programs that provide energy career information, support STEM education efforts and relate energy subjects to State science and math standards. Identify and support unemployed, underemployed and underrepresented populations in successfully applying for and completing an ESTEC program. Develop, accredit (ABET) and deliver three engineering technology programs: –Instrumentation and Control Engineering Technology –Electrical Engineering Technology –Mechanical Engineering Technology Establish an Applied Industrial Energy Research Center as the post-grant sustaining capability. Develop competency models in support of the above programs Validate, standardize, package and disseminate the Energy Systems Instrumentation and Control curriculum.
Accomplishments Secured $2M Department of Labor Community-based Job Training Grant Secured $600K National Science Foundation ATE Grant Renovating 25,000 ft 2 building on ISU campus with $1.1M investment from Idaho Department of Public Works Established a partnership of local, regional, national and international industrial partners that have collectively contributed several million dollars in real and in- kind contributions Created knowledge and resource partnerships with other educational institutions across the U.S. Created the first Applied Industrial Energy Research Center in the Idaho collegiate system. Member of the Center for Energy Workforce Development. Building a national coalition of education and industry partners
Challenges Finish the building renovation and move in Develop the laboratory exercises that compliment the instruction Recruit industrial partners to utilize the facility for applied research purposes (i.e. reliability, availability, maintainability studies, failure mode analysis, component innovation/improvement, validation of service claims, etc.) RECRUITING STUDENTS –Low unemployment rates –Low population density –Generational differences –Perception of energy careers Establish internships/scholarships/sponsorships Get through the grant paperwork and reporting Culture change (acceptance) – many different cultures clash in this arrangement (educational, industrial, government, social service).
Where do we go from here…. K-12 Energy Education Programs (in progress) Excellence in Energy Education Teacher In-Service (12/2007) Member - Center for Energy Workforce Development (07/2007) AAS Energy Systems I&C Engineering Technology – Initial Offering (08/2007) General Fundamentals Examination Prep Course development (09/2007) AAS Nuclear Engineering Technology Collaboration with Excelsior College (08/2008) AAS Energy Systems Electrical Engineering Technology – Initial Offering (08/2008) AAS Energy Systems Mechanical Engineering Technology – Initial Offering (08/2009) AAS Non-destructive Evaluation AND AAS Radiological Controls Collaboration with Central Virginia Community College (08/2010) Pursue NSF National Center of Excellence status (01/2011) Diversify, diversify, diversify