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Lighting Controls Education: Just a Click Away

Lighting Controls Education: Just a Click Away

This piece was originally published in the February 2017 issue of electroindustry. Craig DiLouie, LC, CLCP, Lighting Industry Journalist, Analyst, and Marketing Consultant The rapid adoption of lighting controls necessitates an educated workforce that can properly design, install, and commission lighting systems. The majority of energy codes require a broad range of controls in new commercial buildings, and the development of wireless control signal communication is now accelerating adoption Read more […]

Let’s Not Forget Technicians in STEM

Let’s Not Forget Technicians in STEM

This piece was originally published in the October 2016 issue of electroindustry. Bob Clark, Assistant Professor, HVACR, College of DuPage, Glen Ellyn, Illinois The demand for skilled workforce jobs is growing at a fast pace as workers are being displaced by technology and retirements loom on the horizon. Technicians are in high demand in every industry, yet education does little to influence and educate youth about those exciting, high-demand careers. As our economy develops in terms Read more […]

Working the Case for Workforce Development

Working the Case for Workforce Development

This piece was originally published in the October 2016 issue of electroindustry. Jonathan Stewart, Government Relations Manager, NEMA In July, the NEMA Board of Governors approved a strategic initiative for 2017 that will address a major challenge facing today’s electrical manufacturing industry: workforce development. Despite real advancements in manufacturing technologies such as systems automation and 3D printing, the age-old axiom that a company is only as good as its employees Read more […]

Workforce Development Gets Green Light

Workforce Development Gets Green Light

This piece was originally published in the August 2016 issue of electroindustry. Jonathan Stewart, Manager, Government Relations, NEMA The NEMA Board of Governors approved a strategic initiative to address a growing gap in available, qualified workers in the electrical manufacturing sector. While this review will not be a comprehensive, one-size-fits-all approach, it will identify efficient, targeted ways in which NEMA can increase the availability of qualified candidates for employment Read more […]