Foundational Workforce Development

Foundational Workforce Development2022-08-25T13:17:25-04:00

Pillar 3 – Foundational Workforce Development

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Led by Imperial College London, this pillar focuses on workforce development to enable power system transformation at both the university and professional levels. A core group of power system academics has been established and power system transformation curriculum development is underway. Local university partners in Colombia, Indonesia, and Kenya have also been identified and a deeper technical survey of existing power curriculum needs and interests is underway. Partnerships with these universities will result in localization of university of professional development curriculum and training for these specific contexts. Pillar 3 is also supporting the technical upskilling of women in the workforce through the Women in Power System Transformation initiative.

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3103, 2021

Workforce Development for Power System Transformation

March 2021

Featured Speakers: Mark O’Malley, ESIG; Balarko Chaudhury, Imperial College London; Tim Green, Imperial College London; Vijay Vittal, Arizona State University; Julia Matevosyan, ERCOT; Sadie Cox, NREL

Developing a well-trained and diverse power system workforce is key to continued innovation in the power sector. The G-PST Consortium’s Pillar 3, led by Imperial College London, hosted a webinar focused on how to upskill the existing power sector workforce and revamp post-graduate power education programs. A forward-looking teaching agenda was introduced by eminent experts in the respective subject areas. Logistics for delivering the teachings globally, leveraging existing resources, and plans for promoting diversity in the power sector workforce was also discussed.

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509, 2020

Collaboration with Universities to Build a Strong Workforce of the Future

Led by Imperial College London, a core group of power academics and partnerships with local universities in Colombia, India, Indonesia, and Kenya have been established to develop state of the art power system curricula and identify unique workforce development needs. This curricula will be made available to universities to adapt and utilize for graduate education and continuing professional education across all G-PST Consortium countries.