21st Century Skills for a 21st Century Workforce

A Partnership to Shape Our Future

Investing in the education, and the relevant technical and leadership skills, of employees creates a powerful corporate advantage, accelerates innovation in the energy industry and ensures our nation’s future.

Today, more than 70% of energy employers report difficulty finding quality candidates to fill positions as they face an aging workforce and stepped-up demands for new skills and updated technology applications that have largely gone unmet.  Creative solutions and innovation happens when research and the development of commercial applications are bridged to economic development and workforce capabilities.

Working together, Clarkson proposes an education model for National Grid employees and its energy partners that will attract, develop and retain a talented workforce.  By creating a strong corporate-university engagement, we can also leverage the practical experiences of working professionals with the signature research strengths of our faculty to further advance solutions to the energy sectors greatest challenges.

Together, we can meet our global responsibility to prepare and lead in energy services and innovation.