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Workforce Training Case Study

September 2011
Workforce Training, ARRA, case study

The deployment of a smart grid?modernizing the Nations electric power infrastructure?is currently in the public eye with attention paid predominantly to deployment of advanced equipment, technologies and applications. A less prominent but equally vital factor to the smart grids success is the need for a highly skilled electric power sector workforce. The current labor force is aging; a considerable number of the most knowledgeable workers are headed toward retirement. Furthermore, even the most experienced workers often lack the updated skills and training needed to successfully support the advanced systems, tools and devices that make up the smart grid.