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NETL Webinar to Discuss Future of Workforce Training

NETL’s Regional Workforce Initiative (RWFI), the Tri State Energy and Advanced Manufacturing (TEAM) Consortium and leadership from the Tri State Shale Coalition will explore what the future holds for workforce training during a special webinar from 1 to 3 p.m. Tuesday, Oct. 20.

This event will feature a multi-panel online discussion on workforce issues related to energy and advanced manufacturing activities and programs, including discussions on strategy and activities in response to the global COVID-19 pandemic with respect to job recovery.

“With the pandemic causing major economic disruptions in multiple sectors, we witnessed immense change throughout 2020 as industries adapted in response to the crisis,” said NETL’s RWFI Federal Coordinator Anthony Armaly. “We now have a chance to build upon lessons learned and share the latest in workforce training and best practices. We’re pleased TEAM and the Tri State Shale Coalition are joining NETL to host what promises to be a productive and engaging webinar as we work to support a key pillar of American prosperity.”

Energy and advanced manufacturing jobs support millions of direct and indirect jobs in the U.S. economy. Ensuring a trained workforce is a critical component of a vibrant economy.

The webinar will feature two panels; one from state officials discussing regional tri-state impacts and activities, and a second panel comprised of TEAM leadership.

Confirmed speakers include: Matt Cybulski, Jobs Ohio, Director of Energy & Chemicals Sector; Denise Brinley, Executive Director of the Pennsylvania Office of Energy, and either Michael Graney, Executive Director of the West Virginia Development Office or Wesley White, West Virginia Department of Commerce Deputy Cabinet Secretary.

NETL’s RWFI works with local, state, and national governmental, non-governmental and educational institutions to identify skills and training gaps in energy and advanced manufacturing jobs. The RWFI leverages federal activities related to workforce development to the workforce infrastructure of the Appalachian region and all regions where NETL has a presence.

Participation in the webinar is free but spots are limited. Please register in advance here.

NETL is a U.S. Department of Energy national laboratory that produces technological solutions for America’s energy challenges. From developing creative innovations and efficient energy systems that make coal more competitive, to advancing technologies that enhance oil and natural gas extraction and transmission processes, NETL research is providing breakthroughs and discoveries that support domestic energy initiatives, stimulate a growing economy, and improve the health, safety, and security of all Americans. Highly skilled men and women at NETL’s sites in Albany, Oregon; Anchorage, Alaska; Houston, Texas; Morgantown, West Virginia; and Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania conduct a broad range of research activities that support DOE’s mission to advance the national, economic, and energy security of the United States.