The Defining Energy Technologies and Services report validates and updates occupational information with input from educators, technicians, researchers, business, and industry. It defines the energy technology field and identifies occupational categories and job functions.
Rapid changes in the field of energy technologies and services necessitate the periodic updating of information to define the field. The advent of new technologies, the increase in national and regional regulatory compliance requirements, and the changing demands of industry call for frequent realignment of academia, industry, business, and government. New energy technology career categories are emerging, and skill sets traditionally associated with the energy field are cutting across industries and across individual jobs within those industries.
The Defining Energy Technologies and Services report addresses the energy field’s workforce needs by providing educators with information needed to develop relevant curriculum that prepares students for energy technologies and services careers. One of the most widely used tools in the report is the “Energy Technologies and Services” careers chart that provides a snapshot of the occupational areas and jobs within those areas:
- Buying and Selling Energy Products and Services
- Energy Assessment
- Energy Systems Design and Construction—Utility and Distribution
- Exploration and Resource Acquisition
- Utility-Scale Construction
- Facilities Operations and Maintenance
- Utility-Scale Generation Operations and Maintenance
- Transmission and Distribution
- Alternative Fuel Vehicles (AFVs) and Infrastructure
This report replaces the 2008 Energy Services Careers report.
Advanced Technology Environmental and Energy Center
Eastern Iowa Community Colleges, IA