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Author Gonzalez, Gabriella.

Title Energy-sector workforce development in West Virginia : aligning community college education and training with needed skills / Gabriella C. Gonzalez, Sean Robson, Andrea Phillips, Gerald Paul Hunter, David S. Ortiz.

Imprint Santa Monica, Calif. : RAND Corporation, [2015]


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Description 1 online resource (xxv, 167 pages) : color illustrations, color maps
text txt rdacontent
computer c rdamedia
online resource cr rdacarrier
Series [Research report] ; RR-812-NETL
Research report (Rand Corporation) ; RR-812-NETL.
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references (pages 157-167).
Contents Introduction -- Characteristics of the energy-sector workforce-development pipeline: education, training, and employment in West Virginia -- Knowledge, skills, and abilities needed for energy-sector occupations across the United States and West Virginia -- Community and Technical College System of West Virginia education and training programs -- Promising practices to strengthen the energy-sector workforce-development pipeline in West Virginia -- Summary of findings and recommendations to improve the workforce-development pipeline to meet West Virginia's energy-sector needs -- Appendix A: Knowledge, skill, and ability requirements for high-growth energy-sector jobs in the United States and West Virginia -- Appendix B: Interview and focus group data collection protocols -- Appendix C: Technical programs offered by the Community and Technical College System of West Virginia and enrollment by major for each college.
Summary "In the past, West Virginia's energy sector was primarily based on mining and combusting coal for industry or electricity. In recent years, the production and industrial application of natural gas and natural gas liquids from shale resources have increased demand for workers in the energy sector. In 2013, the National Energy Technology Laboratory (NETL) asked RAND to work closely with the Community and Technical College System of West Virginia (CTCS) to develop a strategy for energy-sector employers and education and training institutions to collaborate to ensure that the local talent pool is prepared to enter the workforce with the competencies to fill energy-sector jobs now and in the future. To develop that strategy we examined data from the Occupational Information Network (O*NET) and interviewed energy-sector employers in West Virginia to determine the key knowledge areas, skills, and abilities required of energy-sector employees across the country and within West Virginia. We then analyzed data from the West Virginia Higher Education Policy Commission, interviews with representatives of academic and training providers within CTCS, apprenticeship programs, a regional Workforce Investment Board (WIB), and CTCS students enrolled in energy-related programs to determine whether education and training is aligned with the sector's needs and what may impede such alignment. We conducted a national review of promising practices from training provider-employer partnerships across the United States. Based on this analysis, we developed ten recommended action items CTCS and other regional stakeholders can implement to support a well-aligned and coherent energy-sector workforce-development pipeline."--Back cover
Language English.
Subject Energy industries -- Employees -- Supply and demand -- West Virginia.
Energy industries -- Employees -- Training of -- West Virginia.
Community college graduates -- Supply and demand -- West Virginia.
Skilled labor -- Supply and demand -- West Virginia.
Labor supply -- Effect of education on -- West Virginia.
Vocational education -- West Virginia.
Occupational training -- West Virginia.
Industries énergétiques -- Personnel -- Offre et demande -- Virginie-Occidentale.
Industries énergétiques -- Virginie-Occidentale -- Personnel -- Formation.
Marché du travail -- Effets de l'éducation sur -- Virginie-Occidentale.
Enseignement professionnel -- Virginie-Occidentale.
EDUCATION -- Counseling -- Career Development.
Energy industries -- Employees -- Supply and demand. (OCoLC)fst00910125
Labor supply -- Effect of education on. (OCoLC)fst00990178
Occupational training. (OCoLC)fst01043313
Skilled labor -- Supply and demand. (OCoLC)fst01120040
Vocational education. (OCoLC)fst01168486
West Virginia. (OCoLC)fst01205316
Genre/Form Electronic books.
Added Author Robson, Sean.
Phillips, Andrea (Andrea R.)
Hunter, Gerald Paul.
Ortiz, David (David Santana)
Other Form: Print version: 9780833090867 0833090860 (OCoLC)920451078
ISBN 9780833090867
Standard No. AU@ 000056127096
AU@ 000060835665
GBVCP 1008665614

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