NWTC event puts focus on energy careers

Posted on May 12, 2011 :: Insight on Business, Web Exclusive.
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The energy industry is facing a labor crunch. Baby boomer retirements plus increased energy demand and few people seeking careers in science, technology and engineering has led to an estimate that 53 percent of energy workers will be retired or nearing retirement by 2018.

With that in mind, Northeast Wisconsin Technical College is hosting an energy open house from 5:30 to 8 p.m. May 25 at NWTC-Green Bay’s Student Center Lecture Hall SC132. The event will feature  careers in sustainable practices and effective use of energy. All are welcome to meet with faculty, admissions staff and area employers.

The event will feature a panel discussion with representatives from various energy industries, followed by an open house of NWTC’s programs.

Employment opportunities in energy-related fields are expected to be excellent, especially in the utility industry, where 53 percent of the workforce will be retiring or preparing for retirement within the next seven years.

For more information, check out the event’s Facebook page.