Replacing Energy and Power’s Aging Workforce
The Booming Energy and Power and Clean Energy Fields
More than half of skilled energy and power technicians will retire in the next 10 years. That’s more than 100,000 jobs.
By 2035, 80 percent of U.S. energy will come from renewable sources.
The Energy and Power and Clean Energy Technology AC pathways attract students who seek to utilize the latest technologies to tackle global energy needs. Students apply science and math knowledge and the operating principles of traditional and clean energy systems to solve problems that involve photovoltaic systems, biofuel generation, water power, energy harvesting and more. Real-world assignments help students to understand the interplay of the generation, distribution and use of the five energy types: chemical, electromagnetic, thermal, nuclear and mechanical.
Gene Bottoms, senior vice president, Southern Regional Education Board (SREB) and guest panelists will share:
- Overviews of the AC STEM (science, technology, engineering and math) and project-based learning pathway programs of study
- Insight about how the AC Summer Teacher Training Institutes give teachers the tools they need to advance student achievement
- How the pathways prepare students to meet workforce sector needs
- Information about professional development, funding and how your school can join SREB’s AC STEM Pathway Academy Network
SREB Advanced Career manager, Zach Riffell, joins Gene Bottoms to discuss national workforce needs and news from the AC Energy and Power and Clean Energy Technology classrooms.