October 17-21, 2022: Careers in Energy Week – Michigan (.gov)

by | Oct 14, 2022 | Energy

WHEREAS, access to affordable, reliable energy is fundamental to the lives of all Michigan residents and crucial to businesses; and,
WHEREAS, Michigan’s energy industry currently boasts nearly 116,000 jobs with total employment in the field projected to increase by 7.5% between 2020 and 2030, underscoring the vital need to increase the number of adults with a skill certificate or college degree to 60% by 2030 to meet the growing demand for high-skilled, high-demand talent in this industry and beyond; and,
WHEREAS, this industry is transforming energy generation to cleaner, greener and renewable generation technologies and infrastructure as older coal-fired generation facilities are retired over the next 10 years; and energy-efficiency and clean energy sources have become a priority for Michigan residents, businesses and governments; and,
WHEREAS, the energy industry is vital to Michigan’s electric vehicle (EV) transformation, powering the network to charge EVs at home or at public locations along Michigan’s roads and providing the programs, incentives and rebates to enable equitable access; and,    
WHEREAS, the Michigan Energy Workforce Development Consortium (MEWDC) is a partnership of more than 50 representatives of industry, education, workforce, labor, government and veterans celebrating 14 years of dedication to identifying and acting on current and future workforce issues crucial to building and sustaining Michigan’s energy industry; and,
WHEREAS, the energy jobs represented by t …

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