Workforce Development Committee
The AWEA board of Directors, in an effort to promote workforce development for the industry, created the Workforce Development, Training, and Education Committee. There is a growing need for workforce training and education needs through the development of training programs and standard education and training requirements. Through this committee, AWEA will be able to formulate policies and work cooperatively with various government agencies (such as the Department of Labor (DOL) and Department of Energy (DOE) in a coordinated effort on workforce development initiatives and polices that affect "green jobs."
This committee will encompass various issues such as training initiatives and development, educational opportunities (pre-k through 12, community colleges, and universities) and workforce development policy, which will all guide and direct the investment into the workforce needs for the wind industry. The Committee will accomplish these goals by working with AWEA Education Wind Working Group and other committees, subcommittees and working groups as needed.
All AWEA members are welcome to join the AWEA Workforce Development, Training, and Education Committee and its subcommittees. Please contact the AWEA Membership Department to get involved.