Wind Workforce Webinar Series
August 10 - 12, 2020
The complimentary wind workforce webinar series, developed in partnership with the National Renewable Energy Laboratory, starts today! The series is taking place throughout American Wind Week, our annual celebration of ways wind energy is powering a future fueled by clean, reliable, affordable electricity and contributing to a strong 21st century economy. Now in its fourth year, American Wind Week 2020 will highlight all the ways #WindBuildsTheFuture.
Understanding the Energy Workforce
Monday, August 10, 2020 | 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm ET
This session will bring energy workforce experts to discuss the recently published 2020 U.S. Energy and Employment Report, highlighting CleanTech Employment and exploring initial and ongoing impacts from COVID-19. To further understand the state of the wind workforce, NREL will present initial findings from its most recent research study, investigating the gap between industry and students finding qualified workers or employment opportunities.
Expanding the Workforce Development Scope - Why It Pays to Start Young
Tuesday, August 11, 2020 | 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm ET
this session, Rebecca Lamb from the NEED and Michael Arquin of KidWind will facilitate a discussion with a panel of industry, educators, and students, highlighting the importance of and opportunities for partnering in workforce development and renewable energy education at young ages.
The Higher Education Pipeline: Solutions to Connecting Industry & Potential Workforce
Wednesday, August 12, 2020 | 11:30 am - 1:00 pm ET
This session will feature two panel sessions, the first providing an opportunity for industry to learn about undergraduate and graduate programs that provide students with opportunities for wind R&D, and hands-on experience.