The electric power industry and its workforce continue to evolve, but one thing remains constant – the need for knowledgeable and skilled workers. The EPCE Coalition Meeting provides utilities the opportunity to discuss, network and learn relevant ideas to support initiatives that develop, educate and train the energy industry’s workforce. We welcome you to attend the EPCE Coalition meeting.

Energy Providers Coalition for Education (EPCE) is a national industry coalition working collaboratively on workforce development solutions, translating what would be separate individual efforts into a national, industry-wide solution.

Meeting Topics Include:

  • Online education and training resources to support your organization’s workforce development initiatives such as apprenticeship training, professional development, employee career progression, leadership training, and more
  • Interactive, technical learning tools designed to develop a skilled and knowledgeable energy employee
  • Best practices to develop a skilled and prepared workforce that save time, staff resources, and expenses from peers and industry experts
  • Effective practices to support knowledge transfer, retention and training
  • Interactive roundtable discussions to support benchmarking utility training practices
  • Networking opportunities with peers
  • View meeting agenda and additional meeting details

Who Should Attend:

  • Professionals responsible for training, retaining and securing an effective workforce, including all supervisory, management and consulting professionals
  • All energy/utility companies and organizations, including EPCE members

Learn more about EPCE’s Online Solutions for Educating and Training the Energy Workforce

EPCE’s membership consists of IOU’s, national and regional associations representing co-operative and municipal utilities, government agencies, professional associations, IBEW and local unions, representing over 75%+ of the utility industry and over 2,500 EPCE member organizations.

For more information about EPCE, please visit www.epceonline.org.

Agenda

Monday, October 18

8:00 am - 5:00 pm
Speaker
Angie Lucas
Director
EPCE - Energy Providers Coalition for Education

Monday, October 18, 2021

8:00 am – 3:00 pm         Conference Sessions

3:00 pm - 4:30 pm         Diversity & Inclusion - Lets get real...

4:30 pm – 5:30 pm        HydrogeNext Open Keynote

5:30 pm – 7:00 pm        POWER Awards Program

Tuesday, October 19, 2021

8:00 am – 11:00 am       EP Open Keynote and CEO Roundtable

1:00 pm - 2:30 pm         Hydrogen Economy

3:00 pm - 4:30 pm         Planning for your Shutdown

 4:30 pm - 6:00 pm        Reception on Exhibit Floor

Wednesday, October 20, 2021

8:00 am – 9:30 am         Choose any EP Session

10:00 am - 11:30 am     Skills Training/Development

9:00 am - 12:00 pm
Room: 301A

9:30 AM- 9:40 AM WELCOME Angie Lucas, Director, Energy Providers Coalition for Education (EPCE)

9:40 AM - 10:15 AM EPCE BUSINESS UPDATE AND CAEL Linking learning and work CONNECTION UPDATE Angie Lucas, Director, Energy Providers Coalition for Education (EPCE) Ryan Cheney, Marketing Manager, Energy Providers Coalition for Education (EPCE)

10:15 AM - 10:45 AM INVEST IN YOUR CAREER WITH BUSINESS COURSES AN MBA Kimberly Otero, Director of Partnership Development, Excelsior College The increased demand for energy should mean an increased demand for executives with a deep understanding of the energy business and solid management skills. Learn how you can power up your leadership and project management skills to enhance your career.

10:45 AM - 11:00 AM EPCE LEARNER OF THE YEAR Angie Lucas, Director, Energy Providers Coalition for Education (EPCE)

11:00 AM - 11:30 AM ADULT LEARNER TRENDS Christine Carpenter, Sr. Vice President, Engagement, Council for Adult and Experiential Learning (CAEL)

11:30 AM - 12:00 PM ENHANCING INTERNAL TRAINING WITH EXTERNAL RESOURCES Deanna Myers, Senior Manager, Training & Organizational Change, Sargent & Lundy 

12:00 pm - 3:00 pm
Room: 301A

12:00 PM- 12:30 PM BISMARCK STATE COLLEGE - ENERGY PROGRAM AND CYBERSECURITY CERTIFICATES Alicia Uhde, Director, Polytechnic Program Outreach, BSC

12:30 PM - 1:15 PM POWER SYSTEMS ENGINEERING PROGRAMS Hillary Lyons, Enrollment & Admissions Specialist, Worcester Polytechnic Institute (WPI) Mike Ahern, Director, Academic & Corporate Engagement, WPI

1:15 PM - 1:45 PM BUILDING AND SUPPORTING THE ELECTRIC VEHICLE WORKFORCE Jim Auld, Director, External Training Initiatives, NextEra Energy/Florida Power & Light

1:45 PM- 2:15 PM BSC ENERGY UPDATES

1:45 PM- 2:15 PM Joint session with Plant Management Institute

2:15 PM - 2:45 PM EPCE Marketing Tools

Tuesday, October 19

12:00 pm - 1:00 pm

Noon - 12:30 PM BSC NUPT CURRICULUM COUNCIL MEETING

12:30 PM - 1:00 PM BSC ELPW CURRICULUM COUNCIL MEETING

Sponsors & Supporting Organizations

EPCE Conference Pass

Access the EPCE meeting and all ELECTRIC POWER conference sessions, networking events, lunch, general and keynote sessions, and exhibit hall.

EPCE Meeting Only

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