Department of Energy Seeks Input on its Energy Education and Technical Training Efforts
The U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) is issuing a Request for Information (RFI) seeking input from the public to assist in further defining the scope and priorities of its education and workforce development activities. As part of a larger initiative to improve the country's science, technology, engineering, and mathematics (STEM) education and build a more knowledge-intensive workforce, DOE is eager to create and support education and workforce development programs, specific to the development, deployment and installation of applied energy technologies, to build a workforce able to carry out DOE's mission and advance low-carbon energy technologies.
DOE is interested in gauging the status (prevalence and quality) of energy systems education and workforce development programs at the K-12, community college, undergraduate, graduate, and doctoral level (formal and informal education, competitions, etc. included); identifying the greatest gaps and deficiencies in energy education and technical training; identifying the energy sectors suffering the greatest workforce and professional skills shortage; identifying the most promising ideas for increasing energy literacy, attracting the best and brightest students into the clean energy field, ensuring America has the well-trained workforce for a transformed energy sector.
This RFI does not constitute a request for specific project proposals. The information being sought under this RFI is intended to assist DOE in further defining the scope and priorities of its education and workforce development activities.
DOE will not pay for information provided under this RFI, nor will DOE reimburse the cost associated with preparing documents submitted in response to this RFI. In addition, there is no guarantee that future funding opportunities or other activities will be undertaken as a result of this RFI.
View the full text of the RFI at the FedConnect Web site.
Comments must be provided by no later than September 3, 2010.
This information was last updated on 8/6/2010