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Energy Identifying Common Competencies for Energy-Related Occupations Pennsylvania
Identifying Common Competencies for Energy-Related Occupations

The Allegheny Conference on Community Development commissioned an occupational analysis of energy-related jobs in a ten-county region of southwestern Pennsylvania.  The resulting study identified 14 energy-related target jobs in that region and determined the critical competencies required for success in those occupations.   The researchers recommended that educators place more emphasis on occupational competencies and skills that are required in multiple industry sectors, and that industry take the lead in proactively creating and supporting partnerships with and among regional secondary, technical and community colleges to ensure effective curricula and learning tracks for each of the target jobs.  In addition to this initiative, the organization's ShaleNET Trade Adjustment Assistance Community College and Career Training grant enabled them to develop and implement industry-informed, stackable certificate and associate degree programs to address the rapid growth of the Marcellus shale industry in Pennsylvania, Ohio, West Virginia and Texas.  To read the full case summary click here:

Energy New Competency Model for Advanced Commercial Buildings Workforce -
Under a grant from the Department of Energy (DOE), the Consortium for Building Energy Innovation (CBEI), based at the Pennsylvania State University, has developed a new Advanced Commercial Buildings Workforce Competency Model, scheduled for launch in spring 2015. CBEI worked in collaboration with DOE and subject matter experts from the commercial buildings industry to develop the new model which aligns with the DOE and National Institute of Building Sciences Better Buildings Workforce Guidelines effort. To read more visit
(Case Summary PDF, 123 KB)

Date:  February, 2015
Transportation, Distribution, and Logistics Denver Project Uses Career Pathways to Prepare Workers for Transportation and Construction Sectors Colorado
Denver Project Uses Career Pathways to Prepare Workers for Transportation and Construction Sectors:
The Regional Workforce initiative Now (WIN) project is an innovative partnership led by Denver's Regional Transportation District in collaboration with the Community College of Denver, Denver Transit Partners and the Urban League of Metropolitan Denver. WIN utilizes ETA's Transportation, Distribution and Logistics and Commercial Construction Competency Models, along with resources from the Heldrich Center for Workforce Development at Rutgers University, to implement a series of career pathways in the transportation and infrastructure construction industries.

Since its inception in 2011, WIN has achieved significant accomplishments including:
  • Family sustaining wages: Average starting hourly wage for WIN placements is $16.25 ($32,300 annually)
  • Increased retention: 93% of individuals placed by WIN are employed at the same company 90 days later
  • Skills development: Nearly 70% of WIN participants complete at least one industry-endorsed course or attain at least one industry-endorsed certification
  • Career advancement: On average, 15% of WIN participants advance to new positions within one year
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(Case Summary PDF, 269 KB)

Date:  September, 2014
Cybersecurity Community College Consortium Develops Cybersecurity Career Pathway Arizona
Estrella Mountain Community College, the lead institution in the Arizona Sun Corridor-Get Into Energy Consortium's Trade Adjustment Assistance Community College and Career Training grant, has developed an innovative Cybersecurity Degree Pathway that relates to the utility industry and the Smart Grid.  The model is based on ETA's Cybersecurity Competency Model, but differs in that it is serpentine, not linear.  As individuals progress along the pathway, coursework must be accompanied by increasing years of related work experience before they can attain the credential.  To read the full case summary, click here:
(Case Summary PDF, 120 KB)

Date:  August, 2014
Information Technology Building Career Pathways in Information Technology Occupations California
Building Career Pathways in Information Technology Occupations

WestEd, a San Francisco nonprofit research, development and service agency focused on education, is using a five-year H-1B Technical Skills Training grant from the U.S. Department of Labor to address the future needs of San Francisco's information communications technology (ICT) workforce. The agency is working with industry, education, and government partners to establish career pathways and provide unemployed individuals and incumbent workers with education, training placement and support services in high-demand ICT occupations. WestEd and its partners have developed career pathways for four ICT occupational areas in high-demand in San Francisco: Networking and Security, IT Support and Database Administration, Programming and Multimedia and Design. To read more visit
(Case Summary PDF, 264 KB)

Date:  February, 2014
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