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17th Career Cluster - Energy

ENERGY WEEK is October 19-23, 2020

In recognition of Oklahoma ENERGY WEEK and the launch of our new ENERGY CLUSTER, we will be hosting a webinar on October 21 at 2pm on NextThought.   The 90-minute webinar will be FREE and open to educators, students, and industry professionals across the state.  

Event information: 

Closing the Talent Gap in Oklahoma’s Energy Industry

During this hour-and-a-half panel discussion at 2 p.m. Oct. 21, experts representing multiple sectors in the energy industry will discuss the need for qualified professionals and the benefits of a new CareerTech program designed to fill this gap in Oklahoma’s workforce. Together, the Oklahoma Energy Workforce Consortium and Oklahoma CareerTech have developed a new Career Cluster on energy, designed to provide students practical training in a wide range of career paths in the energy industry. Expecting a severe shortage of skilled workers by 2025, Oklahoma’s energy industry is searching for qualified technicians, engineers, line workers, managers, truck drivers, mechanics, and other energy-related professions. Join us Oct. 21 for this eye-opening discussion.

Speakers for our ENERGY Panel include:

Molly Peters - Director of Workforce Planning and Development, Oklahoma Gas & Electric

Andrea Simmons - Administrator of Human Resources, Oklahoma Municipal Power Authority

Stacy Howeth - Director of Member Services, Oklahoma Association of Electric Cooperatives

Derec Janaway - Director of Safety & Loss Control, Oklahoma Association of Electric Cooperatives

Christopher Williams - Talent Acquisition Sourcing Specialist, American Electric Power. 

Please join us and share this link/info with your divisions and stakeholders!

Once you have registered using the Zoom link, you will receive an email invite from NextThought, the learning management system hosting the meeting. The invite will be sent on October 20.  Each attendee will be prompted to create a NextThought account.  (Note: If you created an account for SUMMIT 2020, you will be prompted to login.)  The invitation will have detailed instructions on how to enroll in the course. Make sure to check your "Other" mail folder in Outlook. If you need assistance, please contact Andrea Hancock. 

Resources, recordings, ppt slides, and related information from the webinar will remain available through NextThought once the meeting has concluded.

We look forward to seeing you at this important event! 

last updated 10/15/2020 by Angela Jones

Last Modified on Nov 01, 2021
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