This piece was originally published in the January 2018 issue of electroindustry.
Caption: Briefing Congress on the need for an energy-efficiency workforce were (from the left) Jonathan Stewart, NEMA; Lauren Asplen, BlueGreen Alliance; Liz Delaney, Environmental Defense Fund; and Daniel Bresette, Alliance to Save Energy. Photo courtesy of Alliance to Save Energy
Jonathan Stewart, Government Relations Manager, NEMA
On October 26, NEMA Government Relations Manager Jonathan Stewart participated in a panel briefing of U.S. House and Senate staff on workforce development. “Developing the 21st Century Energy Efficiency Workforce” was hosted by the Alliance to Save Energy and also included panelists from the BlueGreen Alliance and the Environmental Defense Fund.
Congressman G.K. Butterfield (D-NC) keynoted the session and spoke about the need for government and industry collaboration to address workforce gaps. Mr. Stewart highlighted NEMA’s 2018 Strategic Initiative for Workforce Development, which includes components of industry promotion, apprenticeships, and community college curriculum sharing.
For more information about the event or NEMA’s Workforce Development Strategic Initiative, contact Mr. Stewart at firstname.lastname@example.org.