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“2008 - Educating a Workforce in Renewable Energy and Energy Efficiency”

  • See more about the
  • Advanced Vehicle Research Center
  • at AVRC.COM
  • © 2008 Advanced Vehicle Research Center All Rights Reserved.
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Know your stakeholders

  • A good mentorship network often starts with finding reasons to bring together all the stakeholders, or having them dumped in your lap.
  • But first, lets get to know the stakeholders & their motivations:
      • Industrial companies, Foundations and Consortiums
      • Local/State Government organizations and Economic Developers
      • Educational Institutions, including local K-12 educational stakeholders, the Community College Presidents and the Universities.

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Understand and respect their differences

The local K-12 stakeholders you should reach out to should include Superintendants, Principals, duly noted as enthusiastic Teachers in the areas of Math, Science, Industrial Arts, etc. and please, do not forget the Guidance Counselors.

Always remember that an individual from a University or a Community College or a local School are all very, very, very different species.

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The right Forums and a solid Foundation are best driven

  • by real-world projects
  • Your best forums for organizing meetings will be driven by collaborative
  • projects. By way of the AVRC examples, these included some of the following:
  • I.) Department of Energy project work results were utilized in conjunction with a
  • Department of Labor ETA Long Distance Learning grant, subcontracted from the
  • NCSU Solar Center. The three projects that resulted from a Department of Energy grant were:
    • 1.) an Ethanol optimization Engine “test bed”
    • 2.) a Biofuels Engine Test Cell,
    • 3.) a Mobile Hydrogen Generation and Storage Unit ‘Design and Build’
    • Document. This document was co-developed with the NCSU NC Solar Center
    • and is available at AVRC.COM.
  • Pam Page Carpenter from the Solar Center was subsequently engaged to co-develop introductory curriculum for Hydrogen as part of three segments in the Distance Learning Lab project, each with unique underlying goals combining STEM, project management and professional development requirements.

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Seek and analyze resources with an eye to Building Industrial and Government Partnerships

II.) An Aerospace Workforce Development Committee was co-convened, and a state-wide Workforce strategy document subsequently co-developed with the National Aerospace Development Center (NADC).

This strategy document is available at AVRC.com.

This work required committees and subcommittees from mostly large Industry players, recruited at meetings if they showed enthusiasm for planning work force projects. Their input guided the comprehensive state wide strategy for Workforce Development in North Carolina.

The North Carolina Department of Commerce was a co-convener in these meetings, and a strong partner as well, giving excellent guidance in Industrial partner selection and review with an eye to economic development opportunities for young people in rural counties.

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Seek and analyze resources with an eye to

  • Building Industrial and Government Partnerships

III.) The Long Distance Learning Grant mentioned before will be driven from our new Nash County Planning Office, and will utilize NAFTC training courses. This is a key partnership for fulfillment of this grant work. It will also enable us to focus on existing and projected Nash Community College resources. This is helping to continue their process of developing a fully fleshed out automotive curriculum on the heels of getting a million dollar grant for a vehicle dynamics area we are helping them design. The saga of D. Bill Carver, and his legacy needs to be mentioned here.

NAFTC Website : naftc.wvu.edu

CONTACT – Al Ebron

PARTNER STATUS: AVRC Content Provider

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Tips, Tricks and Techniques

Arrange mini-summits and monthly face to face meetings - discuss possible collaborations, projects and programs in shop or under consideration for bid or grant writing.

Get to know the stakeholders who will help you the most or who you will need to help you the most both the Educational and the Industrial stakeholders.

Slowly, deliberately arrange follow-up meetings, but remember - take time to really get to know them first before you start throwing them all together. The magic of proximity can backfire if all stakeholders don’t have properly pre-set expectations.

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Equally Important we found we needed to-

- Understand the types of projects and innovations that would

attract Industrial Partners to the table.

- Get familiar with the State legislative cycles for

developing grant work for research projects.

- Listen carefully to the needs of the K-12 educators-

they are your gateway to the students- the ‘lead’

we want to turn to ‘gold’.

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Speaking of turning ‘lead’ into ‘gold’, here is where the real alchemy comes into play, the reason you’ve spent all this time developing this foundation- the student.

THIS IS KEY: If you really care what they, the students will turn into, (and the more you interface with them the more they will see it) then the mentorship opportunities will become obvious to everyone during your processes, no matter how robust or extensive a bulwark of corporate mentorship you have in fact developed.

But never forget that mentorship is driven by a kind of chemistry that is different for every mentor, and every protégé.

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What does the future hold for us and the students?

The Advanced Vehicle Research Center (AVRC) has been working for two years to develop a non-profit organization called the Advanced Aerospace Resource Center (AARC).

TEAM STELLAR: The flagship project of AARC is a bid for the Google Lunar-X Challenge, Team STELLAR.

Team STELLAR, Space Technology Engineering for Lunar Landing and Roving includes the Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering Department at NCSU, Insight Technologies, and a cohort of volunteer engineering students at NCSU and VATech.

A Program Manager from AVRC and AARC was sent from Raleigh to serve as a judge at the USFirst Semifinal VAFirst Robotics Challenge- as ‘luck’ would have it, a Raleigh team scored the most points and is now entered into the USFirst final contender list. Who knows where these kids will take us someday?

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Thank you for your attention

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