Our mission is to advance the understanding and conversation on all policy perspectives about critical energy issues needed to ensure a robust economy and bright future for Texas.

September 18, 2014 – Austin, TX


All Hands on Deck: Finding Solutions to the Energy Workforce Gap

Across the nation, energy companies are searching for qualified employees with the necessary knowledge, skills and talents for the many new jobs opening, from the oil fields to the c-suite, due to the energy boom.   Without the needed engineers, executives and skilled laborers, billions of dollars in energy investments and new technologies could go to waste.  An energy executive recently stated that more than fifty percent of energy companies have labor shortages.

Oil and gas industry jobs, thanks to… Continue reading

September 11, 2014 – Austin, TX

Mark your calendars and plan to attend the following important upcoming events on critical energy issues:

Tuesday September 23rd @ 12 pm
Power Across Texas Policy Forum Luncheon “Texas Energy Workforce:  Filling the Gaps for the Future” featuring
 Hope Andrade, former Texas Secretary of State and currently the Employer Representative on the Texas Workforce Commission, and Ann Randazzo, the Executive Director of the Center for Energy Workforce Development(CEWD) which is “a non-profit consortium of electric natural gas and nuclear utilities and their associations – Edison Electric Institute, American… Continue reading

August 21, 2014 – Austin, TX


There’s a New ISO in Town! 

Traversing twenty-seven counties and over 15,000 square miles in Southeast Texas, Entergy Texas, Inc. (ETI) employs more than 1,110 people, serving more than 400,000 electric customers in its geographic footprint as a vertically-integrated electric utility, with generation, transmission, distribution and customer-side services, outside of the Electric Reliability Council of Texas (ERCOT).  ETI’s parent company, Entergy Corporation (NYSE: ETR), occupies a four-state footprint (Arkansas, Louisiana, Mississippi and Texas), delivering electricity to 2.8 million utility customers in those states, employing 14,000 people, operating… Continue reading

Upcoming Energy Events

2014 Center for Energy Workforce Development Summit


November 5-7, 2014  -- Crystal City Marriot – Arlington, VA

There is nothing more important in most energy companies than return on investment (ROI).  Yet, ROI is rarely if ever associated with people.  In most organizations, however, total human capital costs average nearly 70% of operating expenses. What if you could improve your company’s ROI for your skilled workforce?

CEWD’s 2014 Annual Summit focuses on ways energy companies, partnering with their educational and workforce partners, can improve their “people” ROI, while competing effectively for qualified and diverse workers.  Beginning with the hard but important work of workforce planning, this year’s agenda will showcase examples of companies that are using CEWD member tools effectively to plan for growing attrition and shrinking applicant pools.  A workforce plan is only as successful as its execution, and CEWD will offer examples and best practices of companies that are implementing their workforce strategies successfully with focused talent pipeline strategies.  At the end of the day, ROI always comes down to the numbers, and people strategy is no different.  We’ll wrap up this year’s Annual Summit understanding how improved people strategies are speaking for themselves in the Board Room.

Click here to register for the Summit and National Forum.

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