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Author Gonzalez, Gabriella, author.

Title Energy-sector workforce development in southwestern Pennsylvania : aligning education and training with innovation and needed skills / Gabriella C. Gonzalez, Reema Singh, Rita Karam, David S. Ortiz
Published Santa Monica, CA : RAND, [2014]


Description 1 online resource (xxiv, 54 pages) : color illustrations, color map
Series [Research report] ; RR-807-NETL
Research report (Rand Corporation) ; RR-807-NETL.
Contents Aligning workforce education and training with energy-sector needs -- Skills needed to meet changing industry demand -- How education and training can successfully adapt to changing labor-market needs -- Case studies: education and training providers in Southwestern Pennsylvania -- Ensuring that education and training meet evolving energy-sector needs in Southwestern Pennsylvania -- Appendix: Descriptions of education and training facilities used for case studies
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
Notes "The research reported here was conducted in the RAND Environment, Energy, and Economic Development Program ... part of RAND Justice, Infrastructure, and Environment"--Preface
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references (pages 51-54)
Notes English
Print version
Subject Energy industries -- Employees -- Supply and demand -- Pennsylvania
Energy industries -- Employees -- Training of -- Pennsylvania
Energy industries -- Technological innovations -- Pennsylvania
Skilled labor -- Supply and demand -- Pennsylvania
Labor supply -- Effect of education on -- Pennsylvania
EDUCATION -- Higher.
Energy industries -- Employees -- Supply and demand.
Energy industries -- Technological innovations.
Labor supply -- Effect of education on.
Skilled labor -- Supply and demand.
Form Electronic book
Author Singh, Reema, author
Karam, Rita, author.
Ortiz, David (David Santana), author.
Environment, Energy, and Economic Development Program (Rand Corporation)
Rand Justice, Infrastructure, and Environment (Organization)
Rand Corporation, issuing body.
National Energy Technology Laboratory (U.S.)
ISBN 9780833093226