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Geothermal Workforce Education Development and Retention

Funding: $0

Open Date: 01/08/2009

Close Date: 01/30/2009

Funding Organization: Office of Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy

Funding Number: DE-PS36-09GO39004-RFI


This is a Request for Information; not a Funding Opportunity Announcement. DOE is seeking comments from the geothermal community (industry, academia, etc.) to assist in the development of a possible FOA, acquisition, or other procurement option. Information gathered from this RFI may be used to develop a funding vehicle to help define challenges in geothermal education, workforce development, and retention.

Efforts will focus on institute program activities affiliated with the development and retention of geothermal-specific competencies; development of teaming opportunities with universities and industry for education programs; and industry-sponsored student competitions focusing on critical technological challenges for enhanced geothermal systems. Ideas may include, but are not limited to, enhanced geothermal systems curriculum; educational scholarship programs; vocational training; university cooperative education and professional internship programs; student newspaper competitions on critical technological challenges; K-12 education modules; pilot education programs; and innovative education models for post-undergraduate education.

Last updated: 07/08/2009

Funding amounts and schedules are subject to change.