Fueling the Energy Pipeline . A Statewide Industry Solution Carol Higley – JEA Kathleen Woodring – Workforce Connection Mark Vianello – Marion Technical Institute. Who’s who…& why…. Carol Higley Manager, Corporate Workforce Planning, JEA Career Awareness Chair, FEWC Kathleen Woodring
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A Statewide Industry Solution
Carol Higley – JEA
Kathleen Woodring – Workforce Connection
Mark Vianello – Marion Technical Institute
Compete for a talent PUDDLE OR
work together to create a talent POOL
What percentage of the Energy Industry workforce do you expect would be eligible for retirement over the next ten years?
50% of the energy industry workforce is eligible to retire in the next ten years.
The need for skilled, well-educated workers is growing
“More than half of today’s utility
workforce will be eligible for retirement over the next 10 years.” - US Bureau of Labor Statistics
“The positions that will experience the highest rates of attrition over the next five years are those most difficult to fill: Engineer technicians and skilled and craft employees.”- APPA
By 2010, 1 in 3 U.S. workers will be age 50 or older.
By 2015a 15% decline is projected in ages 35 – 44.
“More than half of applicants for skilled, entry-level positions at utility companies lack academic or basic skills required for employment.”
- UBEC survey of industry CEOs
There are not enough skilled workers to fill the jobs
“More than 70% of HR executives say that incoming workers with inadequate skills are their most serious problem over the next three years.” – Deloitte Consulting
“The number of high school students taking trade or industry-related vocational and technical courses in preparation for a skilled or craft labor job has declined by 35% in the past decade.” - UWPN Issues Update
An Aging Workforce
52% in the 45 + age group
28% in the 35-44 age group
17% in the 25-34 age group
3% in the less than 25 age group
50% of employees are “retirement eligible”
Retirement eligible experience = 10,703 years!
Average Age and Years of Service
18 years of service (42.5% have 20+ years)
* Industry Averages
– US Bureau of Labor Statistics
Power Plant Operators
Drop out rate
Engineers & Scientists
• Capable, but not achieving at high levels
• “Applied” (or contextual) learners
• The future utility workforce
Which would you expect to be the average annual salary of a Journeyman Line Worker?
A Journeyman Line Worker can expect to earn $ 63,470 with up to 25% in overtime potential
ENERGY AND CONSTRUCTION INDUSTRY
Which career cluster do you believe jobs from the energy industry reside?
A) Agriculture, Food and Natural Resources
B) Architecture and Construction
D) Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics
E) All of the above
Energy jobs fit in ALL OF THE ABOVE categories
Corporate Involvement – What?
Task Force Chair
Student - EDC - CLM - Superintendent - School Board - Taxpayer
Final QC –Coordinator/Principal
What is the Measure of Success?
Right Attitude and Drive
Lower Employee Turnover Rates
Student Performance Improvement
Waiting List to Get into Business Collaborative School
Ability to deliver will make or break the Business Collaboration Concept
And the future lives of 1000’s of students
How many Post Secondary credits can be earned in High School in the energy industry?
Up to 15 post-secondary credits in energy can be earned prior to high school graduation
West Florida High School of Advanced Technology
Locklin Tech and Laurel Hill School
Are you currently working with an energy utility as a business partner in your school?
More Consortiums Forming …
High School Career Academies:
Gulf Power Company - High School Career Academies:
JEA - High School Career Academies:
Lakeland Electric - High School Career Academies: