Workforce Development: Where is Our Future Workforce That We Need Right Now?  

Education Type: 
1.5 Hours
0.2 CEU
Sponsored by: 

DOE Federal Energy Management Program - FEMP

This 2020 Energy Exchange Extra session focuses on how to build a workforce around energy resilience, the Internet of Things (IoT), and cybersecurity in the current climate. The panel looks at how registered apprenticeships can be tailored to growth areas, whereby companies can rapidly (12 to 18 months) update or expand their workforce by training candidates with a high school or associate's degree at a minimal cost to get new skills and certification. The panel will consider what would this workforce training would look like and what would it take to enact.


Andre Ristaino, Managing Director, Global Alliances and Consortia, International Society of Automation

Patricia Morrison, Director for Division of Registered Apprenticeship, Department of Labor and Industry

Michael Chipley, President, PMC Group

Jennifer Carlson, Executive Director, Washington Technology Industry Association Workforce Institute

Rodney Petersen, Director of National Initiative for Cybersecurity, National Institute for Standards and Technology

Learning Objectives

Upon completion of this training, attendees will:

  • Have an increased understanding of the U.S. Department of Labor Registered Apprenticeship Program;
  • Recognize what new skill sets can be integrated into apprenticeships;
  • Be able to describe how cybersecurity can be applied to energy resilience and IoT; and
  • Know why apprenticeships are better than internships for cybersecurity; and
  • Be able to discuss what the new workforce will look like.
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