Wind Workforce Webinar Series
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Session 1 – Monday, August 10, 2pm Eastern - Understanding the Energy Workforce
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.
Session 2 – Tuesday, August 11, 2pm Eastern - Expanding the Workforce Development Scope - Why It Pays to Start Young
During 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.
Session 3 – Wednesday, August 12, 11:30 am – 1 pm Eastern - The Higher Education Pipeline: Solutions to Connecting Industry & Potential Workforce
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.