Energy Training Programs

The Center for Energy Training is working with energy and related companies to better align CPCC's learning programs and course objectives to meet their talent needs. A study of talent needs and ongoing conversations with Charlotte employers are driving this work.

The most requested employee skills

McKinsey and Company researchers and others predict that Science, Technology, Engineering and Math (STEM) skills will be the most sought after in energy as well as advanced manufacturing. Using such broader reports and by analyzing the latest year's worth of job postings by energy companies in this region, we know the most requested skills.

Technical skills

Technical skills highest in demand from energy employers include repair, scheduling, electrical engineering, SAP, mathematics, AutoCAD, construction management, business planning and engineering.

Baseline skills

The need here is highest for skills including communication skills, leadership, project management, problem solving, computer skills and management.

Connecting with training

Degree and non-degree programs, including industry-based credentials, allow job candidates to cover nearly every aspect of the knowledge, skills and abilities needed for a candidate's job success. The links describe many of the CPCC programs relevant to the energy sector's needs.

Degree Programs

Degree or academic programs lead to two-year associate degrees, diplomas and certificates. These include the comprehensive programs:


Non-Degree Programs

Non-degree or continuing education programs offer no academic credit, but typically provide more flexibility. Often, these provide faster-paced instruction to targeted skills and competencies, along with certifications and industry-based credentials. CPCC works with employers to design and deliver products and services that meet unique talent management and organizational needs.

Custom work with companies

Based on what your employees need, CPCC designs custom engagements to help you reach employee performance and organizational objectives. The training may be delivered either onsite or at one of our locations.

Typical non-degree programs to help job candidates and employees better meet job demands include: