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  • Associations: ASME IPTI – American Society of Mechanical Engineers – International Petroleum Technology Institute


  • 1. Energy Collaborative Workforce Committee Meeting January 19, 2010
  • 2. Agenda
    • Welcome
    • Upcoming Events
    • Strategies for Attracting and Retaining Key Talent in the Energy Industry
    • 2010 Plans
    • Info Share
    • Wrap Up
  • 3. Economic Development Education Industry Akers Solutions, Anadarko, Apache, BP, Cameron Compression Systems, CenterPoint Energy, Chevron, CITGO, ConocoPhillips, Devon, Dynegy, El Paso, EMS. Enbridge, EnCana, Energy People Connect, ExTerran, Exxonmobil, FMC Technologies, Gulf Interstate Engineering, Halliburton, KBR, Kinder Morgan CO2, Marathon, Mariner Energy, Inc. Mustang Engineering, National Oilwell Varco, Noble Energy, Reliant, Schlumberger, Shell, Siemens, Spectra Energy, Standard Renewable Energy, Tesco, Vestas Economic Alliance Houston Port Region, Greater Houston Partnerships, Houston-Galveston Area Council (H-GAC), TETC Bossier Parish CC,Houston Independent School District, Houston Community College, Lee College, Michigan Institute of Aviation and Technology, Rice University, San Jacinto College, Spring Branch ISD, Texas A&M University, Texas Southern University, University of Houston, University of Houston - Downtown, University of Texas-Austin Energy Collaborative Workforce 2010 Roll Call Government Mayor’s Office - Houston, Texas Workforce Commission Community Partners CASE, C-STEM, Education Foundation of Harris County, GCPTA, Houston A+ Challenge, IPAA, Museum of Natural Science, Offshore Energy Center, Society of Women Engineers, Society of Petroleum Engineers (SPE), Women’s Energy Network (WEN), Young Professionals in Energy (YPE) Citizens for Affordable Energy
  • 4.
    • Thank you to
    • Shell
    • for sponsoring today’s lunch!
    • Can your organization sponsor lunch at the April 20, 2010 meeting?
  • 5. GHP Energy Collaborative Workforce Committee
    • Mission
    • Engage industry, education, economic development and community partners to work together to meet current and future energy workforce needs
    • Vision
    • Become the recognized global leader in energy talent development
  • 6. Upcoming Events
    • Texas Association for Partners in Education (TAPE) Finalist
    • EnergyVenture Camp Reunions
    • Science and Engineering Fair of Houston
    • Eco-Bots Challenge
  • 7.
  • 8.
    • Mission Statement: “creating opportunities for all children”
    • Foundation initiatives support teachers to promote curiosity and channel childhood awe & wonder, while aligning learning with exciting real-world challenges & workforce opportunities
    • *Initiative “A” enables teachers prek-4 th to teach complex chemistry & applied physics to our youngest learners, who can become confident & profoundly inquisitive for life if so engaged
    • * Initiative “B” is the All Earth EcoBot Challenge, 5 th -8 th grades
    • *Initiative “C” for teachers 9-12th deploys practicing, in-the-field scientists to teach hands-on inquiry based Earth & Space Sciences
    • The Foundation is extremely generously funded by the Houston Endowment, to support high quality out-of-school-time programs through the Harris County Department of Education
  • 9. What is the EcoBot Challenge?
    • A fun “green” all-day competition for 5 th -8 th graders, in 4-person teams, featuring robotics & marketing components
    • Students build and program real robots to perform real-world environmental tasks on specially designed competition tables
    • Students articulate the relevance of their robots, e.g. how the community will benefit & profitable enterprises be created
    • Students compete for wonderful awards and recognition
    “ The Challenge had all the drama of the Super Bowl.” Doug Kleiner – CEO, Education Foundation of Harris County
  • 10. Educational Value
    • EcoBot leverages kids’ enthusiasm for the environment & robots
    • math, physics, software programming, computer and science skills are experienced as useful tools to achieve personal goals
    • real-world problem solving connects to workforce opportunity
    • inspires confidence with experimentation and trial & error inquiry/spurs creativity/develops critical thinking skills
    • promotes energy conservation and a clean energy future
    • teaches the difference between trying and succeeding
  • 11. Momentum for 2010
    • kids, parents and teachers inspired us to expand
    • schools stepping up involvement
    • from 54 teams in 2009, to 198 teams at this time
    • planning for up to 300 teams
    • ambitious Goals:
      • have school districts throughout the 13-County H-GAC region send teams
      • expand competition statewide
  • 12. Successful Sponsor Experience
    • 2009 - 54 teams * 2010 – 220+ teams
    • 2009 –216 students * 2010 – 880+ students
    • Teams coming from multiple Texas cities
    • Sponsors reach influential parents
    • Sponsors are seen by potential clients
    • Sponsors can showcase products/services
    • Sponsors get media and television coverage
    • 2010 Presenting Sponsor - NRG/Reliant
    • EcoBot Won Leadership Houston Award
    “ We created a tidal wave of good!” Donna Cole – Founder, CEO, Cole Chemical Company
  • 13. Key Note
    • Strategies for Attracting and Retaining Key Talent in the
    • Energy Industry
    • Chris Wentland & Jamie Hale
    • Towers Watson
  • 14. Energy Collaborative Workforce 2010 Plans
    • Maintain support for existing portfolio of programs
      • Science and Engineering Fair of Houston
      • Houston: Energy City of the Future
      • A+ Teacher Externships
      • GeoFORCE
      • EnergyVenture Camps
      • IPAA Energy Academies
  • 15. 2010 Energy Industry Collaboration Opportunities * Tentative date Event or Activity Date Energy Collaborative – Workforce Committee Meeting January 19 EnergyVenture Reunions February 13, 20, 27 Science and Engineering Fair of Houston March 11 - 13 Energy Collaborative – Workforce Committee Meeting April 20 Houston: Energy City of the Future Competition May 21* A+ Teacher Externship week June 7 - 11 EnergyVenture Camps June and July GeoFORCE Houston June and July Energy Collaborative – Workforce Committee Meeting July 20 IPAA Energy Academies August – May Energy Collaborative – Workforce Committee Meeting October 19
  • 16. Energy Collaborative Workforce 2010 Plans
    • New activities will focus on:
      • Teacher Development , math and science
      • Green Jobs , talent pipeline development
      • Here and Now jobs , increasing emphasis on region’s near term demand and supply
  • 17. Energy Collaborative Workforce 2010 Plans
    • New activities will focus on:
      • Marketing / promoting the efforts of the Energy Collaborative
      • Over 82 members joined LinkedIn site
      • Leveraging connections and networking across the GHP EC and the region
  • 18. Energy Collaborative Workforce 2010 Plans
      • GHP taking over administrative activities for the Collaborative
      • Identify new 2010 Industry Co-Chair and confirming subcommittee chairs
  • 19. Energy Collaborative Workforce Industry Co-Chair
      • If you have an interest or a nomination for the Industry Co-Chair, please contact:
      • Marshall Schott
      • [email_address]
      • (713) 743-0749
      • Responses requested by January 29, 2010
  • 20. Info Share
  • 21.
    • Next Meeting:
    • April 20, 2010
    • 11:00 – 1:00
    • GHP Offices
    • Future Meetings:
    • July 20
    • October 20