Solar Education, Training,
Certification and Workforce Issues



                 December 4, 2009
Eric M. Seleznow
Governor's Workforce Investment Board (GWIB)

Jack F. Werner, Jr.
Institute for Sustainable Power (ISP)

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Governor’s Workforce Investment Board

 Policy board
 Business led
 Cabinet secretaries
 Education and
 government leaders...
THE PUBLIC WORKFORCE SYSTEM
                                                               Publicly Funded
    U.S. Depart...
Bernard Reynolds
                      First
Governor's Workforce Investment Board

Workforce Issues




  Solar Education...
Maryland’s Energy Industry Workforce Report:
Preparing Today’s Workers for Tomorrow’s Opportunities




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Maryland’s
                                         Green Economy



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Grant Shmelzer
                       First
Independent Electrical Contractors-
Chesapake




  Solar Education, Training,...
Jack F. Werner, Jr. First
Institute for Sustainable Power




  Solar Education, Training, Certification and Workforce Iss...
Michael Lee           First
Maryland Public Service Commission




  Solar Education, Training, Certification and Workforc...
For Copies of Presentations
                       First
        breynolds@gwib.state.md.us

               www.mdworkforc...
Goals
 Align the educational system (P through 20) with economic
 development and industry needs

 Increase the supply of ...
Industry Initiative Steering Committees
 Aerospace
 Bioscience
 Construction and Energy
 Education
 Healthcare
 Hospitalit...
Maryland’s Labor Force 2010 to 2025
                      40%
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Workers 55 and Older: by Industry Sector
                         Educational Services                                    ...
Labor Market Snapshot: Maryland

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Unemployment Rate




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Job Change in Maryland, by Industry:
                  August 2008 to August 2009
                  Natural Resources & Co...
Solar Education, Training, Certification and Workforce Issues
Vision
 Alignment of business, workforce system and economic
 development interests in Maryland

 Well-integrated, coordin...
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Bernard Reynolds of the Governor's Workforce Investment Board in Maryland gives an overview of the Solar Workforce Policy, including solar education, training, certification and workforce issues.

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Solar Education, Training, Certification and Workforce Issues

  1. 1. Solar Education, Training, Certification and Workforce Issues December 4, 2009
  2. 2. Eric M. Seleznow Governor's Workforce Investment Board (GWIB) Jack F. Werner, Jr. Institute for Sustainable Power (ISP) Grant Shmelzer First Independent Electrical Contractors-Chesapake (IEC) Michael Lee Maryland Public Service Commission (MPSC) Bernard Reynolds Governor's Workforce Investment Board Solar Education, Training, Certification and Workforce Issues
  3. 3. Governor’s Workforce Investment Board Policy board Business led Cabinet secretaries Education and government leaders Solar Education, Training, Certification and Workforce Issues 3
  4. 4. THE PUBLIC WORKFORCE SYSTEM Publicly Funded U.S. Department Delivers Federal, of Labor State, and Local Employment and $ State Workforce Investment Training Programs Boards Administered at the (Includes Business, Government and Labor Leaders) Local level $ Local Workforce Investment Boards (Includes Business, Labor and Other Community Leaders) $ Local One-Stop Career Centers (Delivers Services to Employers and Job Seekers) Solar Education, Training, Certification and Workforce Issues
  5. 5. Bernard Reynolds First Governor's Workforce Investment Board Workforce Issues Solar Education, Training, Certification and Workforce Issues
  6. 6. Maryland’s Energy Industry Workforce Report: Preparing Today’s Workers for Tomorrow’s Opportunities http://www.mdworkforce.com/ Solar Education, Training, Certification and Workforce Issues
  7. 7. Maryland’s Green Economy Energy Production Green Building Clean Technology (utilities, generation, (design, construction & distribution & materials) transmission) Environmental Quality Renewable Energy Energy Efficiency Waste & Recycling (solar, wind, geothermal, (water treatment, (audits, retrofits, products (deconstruction & alternative fuels) pollution control, & materials) materials) remediation) Solar Education, Training, Certification and Workforce Issues
  8. 8. Grant Shmelzer First Independent Electrical Contractors- Chesapake Solar Education, Training, Certification and Workforce Issues
  9. 9. Jack F. Werner, Jr. First Institute for Sustainable Power Solar Education, Training, Certification and Workforce Issues
  10. 10. Michael Lee First Maryland Public Service Commission Solar Education, Training, Certification and Workforce Issues
  11. 11. For Copies of Presentations First breynolds@gwib.state.md.us www.mdworkforce.com Solar Education, Training, Certification and Workforce Issues
  12. 12. Goals Align the educational system (P through 20) with economic development and industry needs Increase the supply of skilled and trained workers Better connect the emerging workforce (youth) with the workplace. Provide opportunities for untapped populations (people with disabilities, ex-offenders, TANF recipients, immigrants, etc.) to realize their full potential Solar Education, Training, Certification and Workforce Issues
  13. 13. Industry Initiative Steering Committees Aerospace Bioscience Construction and Energy Education Healthcare Hospitality and Tourism Information Technology Manufacturing Public Administration Retail Transportation and Warehousing Solar Education, Training, Certification and Workforce Issues
  14. 14. Maryland’s Labor Force 2010 to 2025 40% 35% 30% 24% 20% Population Growth 10% 0% 16-24 25-34 35-44 45-54 55+ -5% -6% -10% -13% -20% Age Group Solar Education, Training, Certification and Workforce Issues
  15. 15. Workers 55 and Older: by Industry Sector Educational Services 26% Public Administration 23% Other Services (except Public Administration) 21% Manufacturing 20% Real Estate and Rental and Leasing 19% Health Care and Social Assistance 18% All Sectors 18% Wholesale Trade 18% Transportation and Warehousing 17% Utilities 17% Management of Companies and Enterprises 16% Retail Trade 16% Admin., Support, Waste, and Remediation 15% Finance and Insurance 15% Construction 15% Information 14% Accommodation and Food Services 10% 0% 5% 10% 15% 20% 25% 30% Percent of workers ages 55 and older Solar Education, Training, Certification and Workforce Issues
  16. 16. Labor Market Snapshot: Maryland One-year Aug, 2008 Aug, 2009 Change Labor Force 3,000,814 2,953,774 -1.6% Employment 2,864,989 2,740,200 -4.4% Unemployment 135,825 213,574 57.2% Unemployment Rate 4.5% 7.2% Data Source: Maryland Department of Labor, Licensing and Regulation Solar Education, Training, Certification and Workforce Issues
  17. 17. Unemployment Rate 0% 2% 4% 6% 8% 10% 12% 14% 16% North Dakota Nebraska Virginia U.S. 9.7% Wyoming Oklahoma Data Source: Maryland Department of Labor, Licensing and Regulation New Hampshire Kansas Maryland 7.2% Maryland New Mexico Minnesota Connecticut Alaska Pennsylvania State Idaho West Virginia Massachusetts Mississippi Solar Education, Training, Certification and Workforce Issues New Jersey Illinois Alabama *Seasonally Adjusted North Carolina Tennessee Kentucky Unemployment by State – Aug. 2009* California Rhode Island Michigan
  18. 18. Job Change in Maryland, by Industry: August 2008 to August 2009 Natural Resources & Construction -28,800 Trade, Transportation, & Utilities -23,600 Industry Sector Financial Activities -11,500 Manufacturing -6,100 Professional and Business Services -4,400 Other Services -800 Information -600 Leisure and Hospitality +1,200 Government +1,900 Educational & Health Care +9,200 -30,000 -25,000 -20,000 -15,000 -10,000 -5,000 0 +5,000 +10,000 One Year Change in Number of Jobs Solar Education, Training, Certification and Workforce Issues *Seasonally Adjusted
  19. 19. Solar Education, Training, Certification and Workforce Issues
  20. 20. Vision Alignment of business, workforce system and economic development interests in Maryland Well-integrated, coordinated and collaborative strategies across agencies, institutions, governments and business Preservation and expansion of Maryland’s highly-educated workforce Opportunities for all Maryland residents to participate and succeed in the workforce Solar Education, Training, Certification and Workforce Issues

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