Northeast Region: Leveraging Grants to Light Up the Future Workforce in Connecticut

Leveraging grant money, forging partnerships, and building upon existing programs as avenues for reaching and training tomorrow's energy workers are messages the Center for Energy Workforce Development (CEWD) frequently promotes to its members. But if you've ever wondered what a successful example of all of the above might look like, search no further than the "Light Up Your Future" program developed by the Energy Providers Coalition for Education (EPCE) in Connecticut.

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GridWeek 2012 to be held October 2-4 in Washington, DC

As grid-modernization and smart grid efforts provide the energy industry with more information, a broader system view, and more efficiency and control, we are faced with increasing complexity.  GridWeek 2012 will tackle the challenge of deriving value from this complexity -- providing a mix of in-depth panel discussions, value-focused case studies, and a forward look at how the ever-changing energy landscape will impact the electrical grid.

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EPCE Commemorates Ten Years

Energy industry organizations commemorate over 10 years of collaborative effort as part of the Energy Providers Coalition for Education at the August 2011 coalition meeting in Philadelphia.

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EPCE's DOE Grant Opens Up New Career Opportunities for High School Students in Hartford, CT

Through our recent Smart Grid Workforce Training grant from the Department of Energy, EPCE, along with VHS, Northeast Utilities, and the CBIA, have partnered to provide this exciting opportunity to students at the Academy of Engineering and Green Technology in Hartford, CT. Twenty-two students were selected to participate in the two-year project, which includes industry-specific online courses and a hands-on internship.

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EPCE Announces Operation Considerations for the Smart Grid Online Course for the Technical Utility Workforce

EPCE has launched a new online course designed to provide important training for the technical workforce responsible for installing, controlling, monitoring, and maintaining the smart grid. Operation Considerations for the Smart Grid is designed to provide technicians working on the smart grid a balanced understanding of smart grid operations both from the utility perspective as well as the customer perspective.

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