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No Newbie Left Behind: How to Help Train the Next Generation Workforce

Date: December 2013
Publication: Utility Horizons

With large numbers of the utility workforce retiring, recruitment of engineering students is underway, and many young engineers will soon be entering the workforce. Yet the specifics on how best to train them once they are "on-the-job" still remain unclear. In this article, Wanda Reder discusses what the utility industry can do to ensure that incoming “newbie” engineers and other professionals are prepared, to not only to replace the retiring workforce, but also to excel with the many new technologies being introduced as the rollout of the smart grid comes to fruition nationwide. Read more.