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Careers in Energy Week focuses on building and sustaining state's energy industry

Students tour Ludington Pumped Storage Power Plant during Careers in Energy Week Credit: CIEWThis week is Careers in Energy Week, a time set aside to highlight and promote careers in the energy field.

Michigan's energy industry currently boasts just under 110,000 jobs. Total employment in the field is projected to increase by 2% between 2018 and 2028.

The energy industry is transforming energy generation to cleaner, greener, and renewable generation technologies and infrastructure as older coal-fired generation facilities are retired, and energy-efficiency and clean energy sources have become a priority for Michigan residents, businesses, and governments.

To identify and act on current and future workforce issues crucial to building and sustaining Michigan's energy industry, the Michigan Energy Workforce Development Consortium (MEWDC) partners with 50 representatives of industry, education, workforce, labor, government and veterans' organizations.

During the week of October 18 to 22, MEWDC is focusing on energy career awareness through virtual tours, virtual energy fairs, and other virtual events to raise awareness about the many benefits of energy careers.

Virtual events are listed on the Careers in Energy Week website, including the career exploration and resource fair and the MI Energy Careers Job Fair -- both on Oct. 19.

Photo caption: Students tour Ludington Pumped Storage Power Plant during Careers in Energy Week. Credit: CIEW

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