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Utilities and Energy Coordination Network Building a Skilled Energy Workforce Together

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The need for skilled technicians in the energy industry is startling. Looming retirements and changing technologies impacts employers nationwide. Workers with engineering and technical skills are in high demand – yet qualified candidates are in short supply.  

Funded by NSF’s Advanced Technology Education program, the Utilities and Energy Coordination Network (UCEN) is a platform for colleges and industry partners to engage, share resources, and form relationships that lead to expanded training opportunities across the country. 

This project continues to be a resource for those who would like to start or expand their training programs. Current NWTC curriculum can be found by searching the program name on this website. Direct curriculum questions or questions on how to start your own program to

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Become a part of the Utilities and Energy Coordination Network; educators, industry leaders, and workforce developers, working with a clear purpose—to close the workforce gap in the energy industry.  

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Support for this work was provided by the National Science Foundation's Advanced Technological Education (ATE) program under Award No. 2000519. Any opinions, findings, and conclusions or recommendations expressed in this material are those of the author(s) and do not necessarily reflect the views of the National Science Foundation.  

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