Energy-sector workforce development in southwestern Pennsylvania : aligning education and training with innovation and needed skills

To address the challenges of ensuring a skilled, adaptable workforce for the energy sector in southwestern Pennsylvania, the National Energy Technology Laboratory asked the RAND Corporation to help determine how the postsecondary education and training system could meet the growing and shifting skil...

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Main Authors: Gonzalez, Gabriella, Singh, Reema (Author), Karam, Rita (Author), Ortiz, David (Author)
Corporate Authors: Environment, Energy, and Economic Development Program (Rand Corporation), Rand Justice, Infrastructure, and Environment (Organization), Rand Corporation, National Energy Technology Laboratory (U.S.)
Format: eBook
Language:English
Published: Santa Monica, CA RAND [2014]©2014, 2014
Series:[Research report]
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Collection: JSTOR Open Access Books - Collection details see MPG.ReNa
Summary:To address the challenges of ensuring a skilled, adaptable workforce for the energy sector in southwestern Pennsylvania, the National Energy Technology Laboratory asked the RAND Corporation to help determine how the postsecondary education and training system could meet the growing and shifting skill demands for semiskilled labor in the energy sector due to technological innovation through 2020. The study had four objectives: (1) document key technological innovations in the energy sector; (2) identify possible best practices of educational and training programs that have successfully responded to evolving labor markets in other sectors; (3) conduct a case-study analysis of four energy-sector education and training programs in southwestern Pennsylvania; and (4) provide recommendations for the energy-sector education and training system in southwestern Pennsylvania. This report documents the findings and makes recommendations for improvement
Item Description:"The research reported here was conducted in the RAND Environment, Energy, and Economic Development Program ... part of RAND Justice, Infrastructure, and Environment"--Preface
Physical Description:xxiv, 54 pages color illustrations, color map
ISBN:0833088106
9780833088109