Utah Cluster Acceleration Partnership(UCAP) The UCAP initiative is designed to support cutting‐ edge, innovative projects that will help accelerate the growth and capacity of key industry clusters by addressing their need for talent and innovation support.
UCAP History Governor Huntsman’s “21st Century Workforce Task Force” Concept of Stewards of Collaboration Place Initiative (DWS & USHE) (UVU) Business USTAR Roundtable Outreach Meeting Conversations 5
UCAP Objectives Accelerate growth in industry clusters that are strategic for Utah Enhance the role of USHE institutions as regional hubs of economic activity and as a network of support and expertise Integrate, align and leverage resources (across higher education institutions, between USHE, DWS, GOED, USTAR, and other state agencies) Create a template for action that is repeatable and reliable across clusters
Critical Elements for Cluster Success Experts Entrepreneurs Talent Employees Executives Advanced Ideas Applied Resources Support Infrastructure At t r ate Private Cre act Funding Public Expand Seed/Growth Lead Markets Create Join State Partners National Global
UCAP Phases Phase I – An assessment/analysis of the industry. Phase II – A strategic plan designed to meet the industry cluster’s needs Phase III – An implementation plan and process Phase IV – Proposed outcomes including wage levels and job creation 8
UCAP Phases Pre‐Phase – A stewardship audit Convened by institutional president Identify institution’s capability to meet regional needs Builds relationships between institution and stakeholders Build USHE institutions’ network of services Identify and prioritize specific cluster acceleration partnership projects 9
UCAP Phases Utah Valley University conducted a successful stewardship audit Established a “Business Engagement Strategy” Identified six strategic initiatives: Technology commercialization Educational Rigor Community Business Leaders Group Cluster Acceleration Initiatives Career Pathways China Studies Expertise Look to replicate at all USHE institutions 10
UCAP Pilot Projects Cluster: Aerospace Convening Institution: Weber State University Status: Entering Phase III (plan implementation ) Cluster: Energy Convening Institution: Salt Lake Community College Status: Completing Phase II (plan development) Cluster: Digital Media Convening Institution: Utah Valley University Statue: Entering Phase I (industry assessment) Launched via “PushButton Summit 2010” conference March 9‐10 at the Rose Wagner Theater Presentations by public/private higher education institutions
UCAP Momentum Next Steps Refine model and templates Launch at other USHE institutions Encourage presidents to conduct a stewardship audit Establish a sustaining culture & fund base Report status by Fall 2010 Governor Gary R. Herbert Included UCAP in State of State 12
Cluster Director Central Point An economic point person to help create an environment that fosters energy company expansion and recruitment. Team Work GOED & USEP teamed together to fund position using state funds and federal stimulus money. Utah Has been long recognized as a leader in energy resources, and with the numerous new and traditional energy technologies hitting the market, our workforce and entrepreneurial spirit will keep us right on track.
Energy SourcesTraditional Conventional: Oil, Gas & Coal Management: Water, Land & Air Independence: Diverse Natural Resources & InfrastructureAlternative Unconventional: Oil Shale/Sands, Coal to Liquid , CO2 Enhanced Oil Recovery, CO2 Sequestration and Nuclear Renewable: Hydroelectric, Wind, Solar, Biomass/Fuels, Geothermal and Waste Gas/Heat Recovery Efficiency: Demand‐Side Management & Conservation
Cluster Snap‐Shot 2005 (12 month ave.) 2009 (6 month ave.) % Change# of Employers 1015 1141 12%# of Employees 13,734 20,289 48%Ave. Annual Wage $4,487 $4,770 6%• Key Employers: Kennecott Utah Copper, Pacificorp, Newfield Exploration Co, Canyon Fuels Co, Energy West, West Ridge Resources, Halliburton, Boart Longyear, Intermountain Power Services, Chevron Corp, US Magnesium, SII Megadiamond• Key Additions: First Wind & Raser Technologies
Cluster Goals Short‐term: Expand local Utah companies and recruit out‐ of‐state companies and to invest in generation, manufacturing, technology and efficiency. Long‐term: Utah becomes known for their friendly business practices toward energy development and all of its energy resources. Key Partners: USTAR, DWS, DFCM, DEQ, EDCUtah, USHE, GEA, SEP, UGREEN, UCE, SLCC
Cluster Strategy Connect Link organizations together to advance synergistic resources, opportunities and capabilities. Recognize and promote Utah’s advantages. Industry Grow industry supply chains and the various players within them. Promote reaching Utah’s Energy Goals. Education Support the advancement of workforce development and training efforts. Create an understanding of the energy sectors for the general public through outreach efforts. Infrastructure Assist with electricity transmission initiatives. Champion planning and technological advancements in transportation.
ConnectConnect Link organizations together to advance synergistic resources, opportunities and capabilities. Organize collaborative partnerships to create unified direction and action by pooling the resources of public and private entities. Facilitate federal and state agency coordination. Recognize and promote Utah’s advantages. Represent Utah’s interests at national, regional and local events. Lead webpage enhancement and social media engagement.
IndustryIndustry Grow industry supply chains and the various players within them. Strengthen Utah’s ready market position. Develop competitive advantage in generation and manufacturing. Promote reaching Utah’s Energy Goals. Make doing business for this new industry as uncomplicated as possible. Identify funding opportunities for emerging businesses.
EducationEducation Support the advancement of workforce development and training efforts. Participate in the strategy planning for workforce training courses and certificates. Encourage collaboration between conventional, alternative and renewable energy sectors. Create an understanding of the energy sectors for the general public through outreach efforts. Hold regular functions that center around connecting and educating. Support local community activities that focus on natural resources and how best to utilize them.
InfrastructureInfrastructure Assist with electricity transmission initiatives. Contribute to the processes of enabling connection of new resource generation developments to the grid. Aid efforts to realize a diversified energy portfolio for assuring energy independence. Champion planning and technological advancements in transportation. Support long‐term transportation planning initiatives. Advocate for improved air quality through transportation emissions reduction technology.
Ongoing Efforts Energy Working Group (EWG) Utah Military Installations Energy Collaborative (MIEC)Utah Generated Renewable Energy Electricity Network (UGREEN) Governor’s Economic Summit – Energy Breakout Session Utah Cluster Acceleration Partnership Energy Management Program Advisory Committee
Samantha Mary Julian email@example.com http://business.utah.gov
E-CAP INDUSTRY AUDIT Establish a Roadmap for Effective SLCC – USHE Assessment and Planning CLUSTER CONVENER PARTNERSHIPS Identify Identify Key STAKEHOLDERS Primary StakeholdersRegionalResources GOVERNMENT ENTITIES BUSINESS/INDUSTRY Evaluate Economic Landscapes for Regulation Identify of Energy Development Priorities for Energy Identify Regional Resources & Capacity 25
SESP Intersecting points Response to industry-defined needs Talent, economic, workforce development Role of education/ state entities as advocates 26
SESP GoalsCreate statewide strategy toposition Utah as a regional andnational leader in energyworkforce developmentCreate seamless careerladders/transitions for a mobileand marketable workforce withinthe stateLeverage existing resources andbuild capacity in emergingoccupations related to energy 27
Develop a “tiered training” Program Common statewide core training program Regional leadership in training associated with region-specific needs 28
PROPOSED STATE CORE ENERGY CURRICULUM Energy Efficiency/Renewable Energies Renewable Energy Green Construction Energy Efficiency Alternative Fuels Transmission Design Solar Systems Energy Management/ Solar CNG Auditing Geothermal Wind LNG Systems Retrofitting Weatherization Geothermal Hybrid Haz Mat Inspection HVAC systems Handling & Installation Smart Grid Natural Gas Removal Measurement Tech Statewide Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energies Energy Industry Energy Processing Energy Delivery Essentials Safety/ Applied Science Computer Skills Applied Math Blueprint Reading Technical Writing Regulations
Proposed Model for SESPTraining Dissemination Establish“energy academies” throughout Utah coordinated through DWS one- stop model and geographic locale:Membership: Regional DWS staff, regionalacademic/public education institutions,regional industry representation, regionalcommunity partners 30
Phased Pilot Deployment North Phase I: Central/Eastern/ Southwestern pilots Existing energy projects/statewide Central facilitation Phase II: Remaining Academies included in Eastern training dissemination Phase III: Evaluation and preparation for full implementation upon grant completion 31
Smart Grid•Ability to use and maintain tools and equipment in a safe and efficient manner•Ability to interpret and apply instructions, specifications, blueprints and procedures•Ability to use various hand/power driven and hydraulic tools and Power Plant Operatorsmachinery•Ability to perform operational diagnostic and analytic functionson systems, equipment and components Power Distributors Dispatchers•High School Diploma or GED •AS or Trade school training Load Dispatchers Line Installers•Independently qualify as both an Outside Operator, Lead Operator, and Maintenance Technician Line Erectors•Achieve a successful score on the Power Plant Maintenance (MASS) and Plant Operator (POSS) aptitude test
Energy Management•Evaluate energy use patterns for residential housing and commercial buildings•Know regulations and policies affecting measure selection Energy Management•Select and operate various energy analysis measuring and monitoring devices•Write energy audit reports that provide energy analysis results and recommendations for energy cost savings Energy Efficiency Consultant Energy Auditor•High School diploma or GED•AS or AAS Degree•Residential Energy Services Network (RESNET) Certified Energy Rater or Building Performance Institute (BPI) credential recommended Energy Engineer•Perform energy assessments/audits Energy Efficiency Consultant•Develop energy conservation measures•Perform energy simulation modeling•Perform supply side and demand side energy consulting Energy Management •Conduct technology feasibility studies Engineer Energy Manager (Engineer)•Bachelor’s degree in a related engineering field•Master’s degree in Energy Engineering for career advancement CEM (Certified Energy •Certified Energy Manager (CEM) credential recommended Manager) Engineer
Outcomes Increased job placement, retention, and growth in established and viable, mature energy sectors Ability to build and expand workforce capacity in identified sectors 34
Additional Information National Council on Workforce Education: The Role of Community Colleges in the Green Economy:www.ncwe.edu The American Association of Community Colleges: www.aacc.nche.edu The Nelson A. Rockefeller Institute: A New Paradigm for Economic Development; How Higher Education Institutions Are Working to Revitalize Their Regional and State Economies; www.rockinst.org 35