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Title: Workforce Development: A Survey of Industry Needs and Training Approaches

Abstract

This paper presents information and data collected during 2008 on PV workforce needs by the Interstate Renewable Energy Council for the U.S. Department of Energy. The data was collected from licensed contractors, PV practitioners, educators and expert instructors at training sessions, and at focus group and advisory committee meetings. Respondents were primarily from three states: Florida, New York and California. Other states were represented, but to a lesser extent. For data collection, a 12-item questionnaire was developed that addressed key workforce development issues from the perspectives of both the PV industry and training institutions. A total of 63 responses were collected, although not every respondent answered every question. Industry representatives slightly outnumbered the educators, although the difference in responses was not significant.

Authors:
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Publication Date:
Research Org.:
Interstate Renewable Energy Council
Sponsoring Org.:
USDOE; USDOE EE Office of Solar Energy Technology (EE-2A)
OSTI Identifier:
1023906
Report Number(s):
IREC401-013
DOE Contract Number:  
FG36-05NT42401
Resource Type:
Conference
Resource Relation:
Conference: Solar 2009 Conference, Buffalo, New York, May 2009, American Solar Energy Society
Country of Publication:
United States
Language:
English
Subject:
14 SOLAR ENERGY; workforce development; solar energy; training

Citation Formats

Ventre, Jerry, and Weissman, Jane. Workforce Development: A Survey of Industry Needs and Training Approaches. United States: N. p., 2009. Web.
Ventre, Jerry, & Weissman, Jane. Workforce Development: A Survey of Industry Needs and Training Approaches. United States.
Ventre, Jerry, and Weissman, Jane. Wed . "Workforce Development: A Survey of Industry Needs and Training Approaches". United States. https://www.osti.gov/servlets/purl/1023906.
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abstractNote = {This paper presents information and data collected during 2008 on PV workforce needs by the Interstate Renewable Energy Council for the U.S. Department of Energy. The data was collected from licensed contractors, PV practitioners, educators and expert instructors at training sessions, and at focus group and advisory committee meetings. Respondents were primarily from three states: Florida, New York and California. Other states were represented, but to a lesser extent. For data collection, a 12-item questionnaire was developed that addressed key workforce development issues from the perspectives of both the PV industry and training institutions. A total of 63 responses were collected, although not every respondent answered every question. Industry representatives slightly outnumbered the educators, although the difference in responses was not significant.},
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