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2017 November CEWD Annual Summit

Nov 08, 2017 08:00am -
Nov 10, 2017 12:00pm

Event Description

CEWD’s 2017 Annual Summit will bring together experts from energy companies and their education and community partners to showcase successful examples of how utilities are building a diverse, qualified pipeline of talent for the future.  The Summit will focus on the resources and tools that have been developed by CEWD and how companies are using them to attract, educate, hire and retain youth, women, military and transitioning adults for successful careers in the energy industry.


Wednesday, November 8, 2017

7:30 – 5:30 pm


8:00 – 10:00 am

CEWD Workforce Planning Council Meeting

10:00 – 12:30 pm

Executive Council Meeting

1:00 – 5:30 pm

National Forum

6:00 – 7:30 pm 

Networking Reception: Navy Memorial

Thursday, November 9, 2017

7:00 – 5:00 pm        


7:00 – 8:00 am


8:00  – 8:10 am

Welcome to the CEWD Summit
Mary Miller, President, CEWD and Chief Administrative Officer, Edison Electric Institute

8:10  – 9:10 am

CEWD Board Insights: Making the Connection to a Diverse, Qualified Pipeline
Moderator: Ann Randazzo, CEWD
Beth Reese, Southern Company Gas

Melissa Anderson, Duke Energy
John Bruckner, National Grid

9:10  – 9:40 am

CEWD Update
Ann Randazzo, CEWD

9:40 - 10:00 am


10:00  – 10:30 am

CEWD Survey Results
Ann Randazzo, CEWD

10:30  – 11:00 am

Strategic Linkages: How to Build a Diverse, Qualified Pipeline and Use CEWD's New Assessment Tool
Ann Randazzo, CEWD


11:00 - 12:00 pm

Diversity in the Pipeline Discussion Panel: Starting Early and Keeping Up the Momentum
Facilitator: Beth Britt, CEWD
H.S. Energy Career Program: John Schipani, PSEG
Girls Get Into Energy Program: Amanda Seward, Ameren

Middle and High School Girls Program: Nora Swanson, Southern Nuclear
Energy Tech High School: Kamaj Bailey, Consolidated Edison

12:00 pm - 1:15 pm

Networking Lunch

1:15 - 2:45 pm

Communities of Practice Working Sessions
Troops to Energy Jobs (Rosa Schmidt) 
High School Career Academies (Valerie Taylor) 
EIF Approved Providers (Julie Stzrempko)
Diversity Advisory Group (Ann Randazzo)
Contractors (Beth Britt) 
Knowledge Transfer and Retention (Ray Kelly)

2:45 - 3:05 pm


3:05 - 3:35 pm

Connecting the Secondary to the Post-Secondary Pipeline
Joanne Kingman, Estrella Mountain Community College
James Hettel, APS
Diane McCarthy, West-MEC

3:35  – 4:35 pm

Diversity in the Pipeline Discussion Panel: Providing Support in Postsecondary
Facilitator: Ray Kelly, CEWD

Skilled Trades Summer Internship & Pre-Apprenticeship College Program: Deb Majeski, DTE
Internship Program: Joe Ryzewski, United Illuminating
Internship Investment Programs: Marji Morris, Tuscon Electric Power

4:35  – 4:45 pm


6:00 - 8:00 pm

Restaurant Round-ups

Friday, November 10, 2017

7:00 – 8:00 am    


8:00 – 8:10 am

Welcome to Day 2

8:10  – 8:30 am

Veterans in Energy Initiative
Ann Randazzo, CEWD

8:30  – 9:30 am

Salute to Veterans Panel: Veterans from Troops to Energy Jobs Companies
Facilitator: Rosa Schmidt, CEWD
​Curtis Belen, Consumers Energy
Steve Hinds, Consolidated Edison 
Steven McGugan, Duke Energy


9:30  – 10:00 am

Quality in the Pipeline: National Energy Foundation Literacy Survey Report
Gary Swan, NEF


10:00 - 10:20 am


10:20 - 11:00 am

Using CEWD Tools to Build a Quality Pipeline
CEWD Tools: Valerie Taylor, CEWD
EIF Best Practices: Jake Hildebrant, Madisonville Community College


11:00  – 11:30 am

Connecting the Dots: Building a Qualified and Diverse Pipeline from "Reaching Back" through Hiring
Maureen Wilt, FPL


11:30 - 12:00 pm

Wrap Up/Adjourn

Event Type:Conference
Category:Annual Membership Meeting
Early registration ends on Mar 31, 2017.
Regular registration starts on Apr 01, 2017 and ends on Mar 31, 2017.
Late registration starts on Apr 01, 2017.



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