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Oct 1, 2012 Education

Occupational Needs Assessment for Energy-Related Jobs in Region

P32 is implementing an initiative to Match Education Programs to Jobs ⎯ with the intended outcome of increasing gainful employment across the region. Late this summer, the Energy Alliance of Greater Pittsburgh, the organization leading the project, and the Allegheny Conference on Community Development completed a workforce analysis of energy-related jobs in the P32 region. The results: The Pittsburgh region is poised to see the number of energy-related careers grow significantly by the end of this decade.

"At a time when our region is already setting all-time records for employment, the 'help wanted' sign is out, and it's likely to stay there for years to come," said David Porges, chair of the Allegheny Conference Workplace Committee, and chairman, president and CEO of EQT Corporation. "For the energy industry in particular, our challenge is to educate, train and attract enough skilled workers to meet this demand. The good news: we have the tools necessary to make it happen; however, to be successful, we must have business, government and the workforce development system effectively working together towards this common goal."

Read this detailed news release from The Allegheny Conference
to learn more about the results and impact of the analysis

Read the Executive Summary