STEM Results Profile of the Day - Center for Energy Workforce Development (CEWD)
Submitted by Tommy Cornelis on October 9, 2012
Formed in March 2006, the Center for Energy Workforce Development (CEWD) is a non-profit consortium of electric, natural gas, and nuclear utilities, and their associations - Edison Electric Institute, American Gas Association, Nuclear Energy Institute, and National Rural Electric Cooperative Association. CEWD was formed to help utilities work together to develop solutions to the coming workforce shortage in the utility industry. It is the first partnership between utilities, their associations, contractors and unions, to focus on the need to build a skilled workforce pipeline that will meet future industry needs.
To date, 682 students have been recruited to participate in CEWD's signature Get into Energy Career Pathways (GICEP) program. CEWD has also designed, Energy Industry Fundamentals, a course that provides a broad understanding of the electric and natural gas utility industry. Instructor and student guides and other materials have been downloaded by nearly 250 educational institutions and utility companies.