The Campus Energy Network - Working with Minority Serving Institutions
Laurie Dowling, Executive Director, National Utilities Diversity Council
Missy Henriksen, Executive Director, Center for Energy Workforce Development (CEWD)
Julie Strzempko, Consultant, Center for Energy Workforce Development (CEWD)
Minority Serving Institutions are a treasure trove of talent, but many utilities and agencies are not connected with them. Relationships with Historically Black Colleges and Universities, Hispanic Serving Institutions, Tribal Colleges and Universities, and Women’s Colleges are critical for success. How would you design a successful program that connects MSIs with utilities and utility careers?
Please join NUDC and CEWD for an overview of our collaboration on the Campus Energy Network (CEN). The CEN’s two pilot programs worked with Jackson State University and Cal Poly Pomona, respectively on different models to connect students with corporate leaders, and mentors. The pilots engaged Entergy, Arkansas Electric Cooperative Corporation, the American Association of Blacks in Energy, Southern California Edison, the Illinois Commerce Commission, the Society of Hispanic Professional Engineers and Walden Green Energy.
These programs and partners are excellent examples that allow utilities to see the value of MSIs. The utility and communications sector has a profound opportunity to welcome a new, more diverse field of candidates into the space with MSIs. This webinar is ideal for utility executives, human resources professionals, chief diversity officers and regulators.