Ivy Tech and Purdue University is combining education and industry to form the
Crossroads SmartGrid Training Program to develop education courses to minimize the
education-workforce gap in the electric energy sector. Educational areas include
systems management and security, information technology and power systems
engineering, and training of line workers, technicians, and mechanics. The curriculum
will train operators, technicians, engineers, and research scientists in college degree
and certificate programs. Crossroads will use HUB technology developed at Purdue as
a training module.