How an Arkansas Community College is Embracing the Energy Transition
Wednesday, September 22, 2021
1:30 PM – 2:00 PM EST
Location: Industry Trends Theater: Booth 4427
The University of Arkansas at Hope-Texarkana is paving the way for integrating renewable energy curriculum into their workforce development program. For years, UAHT’s Power Technologies program has placed graduates at local coal and natural gas power plants, with median annual pay of $85,950. However, as those traditional sources of energy generation are in decline, so too is the job outlook for their operators, distributors, and dispatchers. Through funding and partnerships with Entegrity, AEP SWEPCO, Solar Energy International, First Solar, and OMCO Solar, UAHT is updating its Power Technology program to place a greater emphasis on renewable energy and better prepare its graduates for a changing job market. The project includes an on-campus solar lab, 1 MW solar array, and new workforce development center. Join representatives from the University of Arkansas system and Entegrity to hear firsthand about this exciting initiative equipping graduates for the renewable energy workforce.