Delaware Tech Energy Instructor Speaks at Worldwide Conference

DOVER - Delaware Technical Community College Energy Management Instructor, Ken Mecham, recently presented at the American Council for an Energy-Efficient Economy (ACEEE) bi-annual Summer Study on Energy Efficiency in Industry. Participants from around the world gathered in Niagara Falls, NY, for three days to discuss workforce, technical, policy, financing, and program issues related to increasing energy efficiency in industry.

Mecham spoke on the need to create partnerships between community colleges and industries to meet the need for an educated and trained workforce in the energy management and alternative energy sectors for industry.

Workforce has emerged as a vital issue in the successful implementation of energy efficiency throughout all sectors. It is a critical issue for implementation of energy efficiency in industry. In addition, a well-trained workforce is important in designing and operating commercial and institutional buildings, which have increasingly sophisticated controls.

Delaware Tech offers programs in both renewable energy technology and energy management with classes held in the new Center for Energy Education and Training building at the Terry Campus. Courses are also offered at the Owens and Stanton campuses.