The Association of Energy Services Professionals (AESP) Foundation has received a $230,000 contract from the U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) to develop My Energy Gateway, a website for educational and training opportunities in the field of energy efficiency.
Geared to students, professionals, and displaced workers, My Energy Gateway, provides users with valuable information on trade school, college, university and certification programs that focus on energy efficiency, green energy and alternative energy. This site will feature a description of each two-year, undergraduate and graduate degree programs, as well as tuition, room/board costs, student/faculty ratio, and scholarship and internship opportunities.
An interactive blog and social media sites will also be integrated along with job descriptions of sample industry jobs and a link to average industry salaries. My Energy Gateway is designed to help users make informed decisions about acquiring the required skills, degree(s) and expertise to pursue a long term career in the energy field.
In July 2011, AESP published the results of a survey of its members in which nearly 60 percent reported a lack of talented workers in the field and more than half were actively recruiting for open positions. “Despite all the news about high levels of unemployment throughout the country, companies in energy efficiency are hiring. However they are having difficulty finding talented and skilled people for positions that range from engineering and product development to marketing and advertising,” said Meg Matt, President & CEO of AESP. “My Energy Gateway bridges that gap between employers and students who will now be able to better understand the numerous opportunities that currently exist for careers in energy efficiency.”
My Energy Gateway will officially launch in April 2012.
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