The NEW Generation Power Skills Development Initiative develops and enhances
regional training programs for the emerging Smart Grid workforce by incorporating
industry identified “core skills,” and utilizing multiple delivery methods to
accommodate the diverse needs of the learners (e.g., incumbent workers,
unemployed, traditional students). The initiative maximizes the resources and
expertise of the four partner colleges to integrate a standardized set of core
competencies into Smart Grid related programming either through new courses
and/or modification to existing curricula.