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Northeast Wisconsin Technical College

NEW Generation Power Skills Training Development Initiative


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.

Contact Information

Deborah Buterbaugh
Project Manager
National Energy Technology Laboratory
3610 Collins Ferry Road
Morgantown, WV 26507-0880

Amy Kox
Northeast Wisconsin Technical College
2740 West Mason Street
PO Box 19042
Green Bay, WI 54307-9042

Recipient: Northeast Wisconsin Technical Colleg
HQ State: Wisconsin
NERC Region:
Total Budget: $859,232
Federal Share: $750,000
Funding Program:
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Targeted Benefits:
  • A model curriculum that incorporates the latest technologies to provide hands on application through real-life scenarios, for wide-scale dissemination
  • Up to 48 existing electro-mechanical course credits will be virtualized and accessible on-line
  • An advanced training certificate option in Smart Grid technologies available to incumbent workers in northeast Wisconsin

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