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Building the Technical Workforce - PES Scholarship Plus Program

Over the last few several years, there has been recurring theme in the power and energy community: an aging workforce with large number of retirements anticipated in the new future. It is critical that educational programs and professional training be developed to equip today's workforce with the technical tools they need to solve address this challenge. A January 2012 PWC Survey shows that many companies are unsure how to best handle the ongoing dramatic evolution within their organizations.

On 14 June 2012, the IEEE Power & Energy Society is hosting a unique event in which representatives from the US Government, Academia, Industry and Utility segments will participate in a panel discussion entitled "Building the Technical Workforce for Our Energy Future". The discussion will focus on the importance of developing the technical workforce within the power and energy industry and how the PES Scholarship Plus Initiative is helping to address this issue. The event will be held at the Union League Club in New York City, NY from 11:00am - 2:00pm. Read More