My Energy Gateway Website Launches, Provides Resources for Those Pursuing an Education in Energy Efficiency

Phoenix, Arizona, UNITED STATES


PHOENIX, May 8, 2012 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- In launching MyEnergyGateway.org today, the AESP Foundation said the site 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 to students, returning military personnel, and displaced workers, MyEnergyGateway.org features certifications, 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.

Social media sites such as Facebook and Twitter are also integrated along with descriptions of sample career options with 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 skills, degree(s) and expertise to plan an education in energy and eventually pursue a long-term career in the energy industry.

The AESP Foundation is the philanthropic arm of the Association of Energy Services Professionals (AESP). In 2011, AESP published the results of a survey of its members in which nearly 60 percent reported a lack of talented workers in the field and more than half were actively recruiting for open positions.

"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."

AESP Foundation

The mission of the AESP Foundation is to develop a multi-level outreach and education program that inspires students and professionals to enter the energy field with a focus on the efficient use of resources. This includes providing access to cross-disciplinary training and information resources throughout their career path and increasing consumer awareness of available energy efficiency and renewable generation options.

The AESP Foundation is a not-for-profit 501(c)(3), a subsidiary of Association of Energy Services Professionals (AESP), a 501(c)(6).

The AESP Foundation logo is available at http://www.globenewswire.com/newsroom/prs/?pkgid=11396

Association of Energy Services Professionals

The Association of Energy Services Professionals (www.aesp.org) provides professional development programs, a network of energy practitioners, and promotes the transfer of knowledge and experience. Our members work in the energy services industry and represent electric and natural gas utilities, public benefits associations, regulatory and non-profit entities, vendors, manufacturers and consulting firms. Founded in 1989, AESP is a member-based association dedicated to improving the delivery and implementation of energy efficiency, energy management and distributed renewable resources. AESP provides professional development programs, a network of energy practitioners, and promotes the transfer of knowledge and experience.

The Association of Energy Services Professionals logo is available at http://www.globenewswire.com/newsroom/prs/?pkgid=4624



        

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