S.2449 - 21st Century Energy Workforce Act of 2018115th Congress (2017-2018)
|Sponsor:||Sen. Cantwell, Maria [D-WA] (Introduced 02/15/2018)|
|Committees:||Senate - Energy and Natural Resources|
|Latest Action:||Senate - 02/15/2018 Read twice and referred to the Committee on Energy and Natural Resources. (All Actions)|
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Summary: S.2449 — 115th Congress (2017-2018)All Information (Except Text)
Introduced in Senate (02/15/2018)
21st Century Energy Workforce Act of 2018
This bill directs the Department of Energy (DOE) to establish a 21st Century Energy Workforce Advisory Board to develop a strategy for the support and development of a skilled energy workforce.
Based on the board's recommendations, DOE shall establish a clearinghouse to:
- maintain and update information and resources on training and workforce development programs for energy- and manufacturing-related jobs; and
- act as a resource and provide guidance for secondary schools, institutions of higher education (including community colleges and minority-serving institutions), and workforce development, labor management, and industry organizations that would like to develop and implement such related training programs.
DOE shall also establish a pilot program to award grants on a competitive basis to eligible entities for job training programs that lead to an industry-recognized credential.
Grant amounts are limited to $2 million for any one fiscal year. The federal share of the cost of a job training and education program using a grant shall be up to 65%, while the non-federal share may not be less than 50% cash.