Educational Programs and Workshops

Duke Energy Academy  The Duke Energy Academy is designed to provide an immersive experience that will inspire high school students to pursue energy sciences and engineering. Purdue juniors and seniors who are majoring in STEM-related fields will work as student counselors, providing high school students with support and leadership throughout the duration of the academy.

The Florida Energy Workforce Consortium (FEWC), formed in 2006, is developing solutions to meet the current and future work force needs of the state’s energy industry. Organized by the Governor’s workforce investment board, Workforce Florida, Inc., the FEWC includes representatives from major electric utilities and associations, contractors, organized labor, state economic development, workforce development, and education. The consortium’s primary goals are to develop accurate projections of future energy industry workforce needs detailed by occupation, and to prioritize those needs for focused educational and recruiting efforts.

The Program for Resource Efficient Communities at UF continuing_educationdevelops and delivers continuing education for built environment professionals. Build Green & Profit and Sustainable FloridiansSM Benchmarking & Monitoring Program

Developed and delivered in partnership with The Nature Conservancy Florida Chapter, the UF/IFAS Sustainable Floridians Benchmarking and Monitoring Program, or “SF-BMP” is a performance-based, integrated, and collaborative approach to reduce the footprint of land development in Florida. The mission is to promote the adoption of best design, construction, and management practices that measurably reduce energy and water consumption and environmental degradation in Florida’s master-planned community developments.

The Florida Green Building Coalition (FGBC) and the US Green Building Council (USGBC) have developed “green” certification programs for application to homes, commercial buildings, developments and local governments.

SAVE: Steps in Achieving Viable Energy
Part of Florida 4-H Youth Development, this project takes youth on a journey through the exciting world of energy. Youth start the journey by learning about what energy is, the different forms and how it is transformed from one form to another. You can investigate various ways energy is used, both natural and man-made processes. Finally, the journey concludes with how the world is impacted, both positively and negatively by our energy use.