Hot Opportunities in the Energy Industry
Don't miss your chance to be a part of the energy buzz.
It's an exciting time for energy. Never before have employers in utilities and other energy industries been so committed to recruiting, training, and nurturing a new generation of workers as they are today. Here's why:
- At a time where national demand for products and services is declining, demand for energy is rising.
- At the same time, the supply of workers is becoming smaller as the workforce ages and approaches retirement. Shortages are expected to be severe in the electric and natural gas utilities sector, where about 45 percent of the workforce can retire by 2013.
- Green investments are spurring job growth in many energy segments.
- As industries evolve, new occupational specialties are emerging in engineering and skilled trades, but not enough students are enrolling in the training programs that will qualify them for these specialties. This often results in increased wage offers to the few who possess the right credentials.
Example: Electrical and mechanical engineers
- Employers are partnering with higher education institutions to offer apprenticeships, internships, and on-the-job training. This will open up unique opportunities for incumbent or displaced workers to upgrade their skills or re-train to transfer into the energy industry from other industries.
- In times of economic downturn, traditional utilities offer the advantage of full-time, stable employment in many job categories. Since skilled trade professions are heavily dependent on mentoring and years of on the job training, employers like to hold on to their human resources.
Find Career Opportunities in the Following Energy Industries: