Investments in Hands-On Education Needed
Eaton targets power industry skills gap with investments in education, training, and industry programs for current, next-generation workforce
PITTSBURGH — A strong talent pipeline is needed to address the power industry’s skilled labor shortage. Power management company Eaton is addressing this growing skills gap through long-term investment in educational programs designed to prepare current and next-generation professionals for success in the power industry.
The current skills gap created by a steadily retiring workforce may leave an estimated 2.4 million industrial positions unfilled through 2028, with global productivity losses potentially reaching $2.5 trillion as a result, according to analysts at Deloitte.
“Electrical power is at the heart of what makes our homes, businesses, and infrastructure work,” said Jeff Krakowiak, senior vice president, marketing and commercial operations – Electrical Sector at Eaton. “Yet, there are not enough people with the specialized training needed to support the power industry into the future. To help our customers, Eaton is continuing to invest in industry education, training, and partnerships to prepare the current and next-generation power industry workforce for success.”
Eaton’s multipronged effort to advance a skilled industry workforce includes:
- Investments in higher education, like Eaton’s long-term collaboration with the University of Pittsburgh, that prepare power industry engineers and professionals for the challenges ahead.
- Partnerships with recognized industry and regional organizations to foster hands-on training for power industry professionals, including recent work with San Jacinto College.
- Targeted training programs like Power Up to help early and mid-career professionals keep pace with codes and technology advancement.
For more information, visit eaton.com.