According to the AESP Foundation, MyEnergyGateway.org will provide extensive information on the available training programs, degrees, and certifications that focus on energy efficiency, sustainability, green, and alternative energy, as well as energy engineering, green building design, and other disciplines. Geared toward students, returning military personnel, and displaced workers, MyEnergyGateway.org features information on certifications and two-year, undergraduate, and graduate degree programs, as well as tuition, room/board costs, student/faculty ratio, and scholarship and internship opportunities. An extensive list of industry resources is also included. The use of social media sites such as Facebook and Twitter are also integrated along with descriptions of sample career options and salary ranges.
MyEnergyGateway.org, funded through a contract from the U.S. Department of Energy, is designed to help users make informed decisions about acquiring the required information to plan an education in energy and eventually pursue a long-term career in the energy industry.
“Companies and utilities involved in creating energy-efficiency programs are facing a lack of talented and adequately trained candidates for jobs,” said Meg Matt, president & CEO of AESP. “MyEnergyGateway.org serves as an educational pathway for students, returning military, and those seeking a career change to better understand the numerous opportunities that currently exist in energy. The website encourages users to enter the industry and quickly identify the best options to pursue.”