Effective Workforce Training for the Utilities Sector: Pre- and Post-Pandemic Paradigms

Training in the utilities sector has traditionally been implemented through classroom, on-the-job or a combination of the two. These types of training are traditionally in-person, instructor led programs that take a worker off the job for a specific amount of time. This paradigm has served well, and most industry standards and regulations consider classroom and on-the-job training to be the most effective types of training. In 2020, however, we began to see a paradigm shift as COVID-19 pandemic forced organizations to utilize some form of remote initiatives to keep team members engaged while ensuring their safety and wellbeing.
This webinar will drill down into the hazards most present for utilities workers while also exploring the paradigm shift from in-person classroom to online, virtual, and blended training for those that serve our most essential services. We will address obstacles and challenges along with the Universal Design for Learning (UDL) educational framework and set of principles for maximizing learning opportunities.  And finally, we will review the pre- and post-pandemic workforce training paradigms to get a better glimpse of what the future holds.

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: September 23, 2021
: 2:00PM ET - 1:00PM CT - 11:00AM PT


Thomas Sandri received his BSEE from Thomas Edison University in Trenton, N.J. He has been active in the field of electrical power and telecommunications for over 30 years. During his career he has specialized in adult learning developed and has created numerous training courses, aids, and guides, and has conducted seminars — both domestic and international. Thomas currently supports a wide range of electrical and telecommunication application disciplines. He is directly involved with workforce development and has successfully implemented numerous learning platforms including classroom, virtual on-line, micro-learning and blended material.

Jeremy Presnal is the Vice President of EHS & Workforce Development at Shermco Industries and has been working as an environmental, health and safety (EHS) professional for over 18 years with experience in power generation, petrochemical, construction, and manufacturing companies.  Jeremy started his career in 2003 in the utility industry and has served the last 10 years in business unit and/or corporate EHS leadership roles.  Jeremy holds a bachelor’s Degree of Science in Safety Management from Indiana State University and is a Certified Safety Professional (CSP), Occupational Health & Safety Technologist (OHST), Construction Health & Safety Technician (CHST), Certified Electrical Safety Compliance Professional (CESCP) and an OSHA Special Government Employee (SGE).  Jeremy is a Professional Member of ASSP (American Society of Safety Professionals) and is currently serving as the Administrator for UPS (Utilities Practice Specialty).  He is also an active member of IEEE and co-chairs the IEEE Electrical Safety Sub-Committee and has been involved in OSHA VPPPA since 2015, as an active SGE in Region VI gulf area.


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