My Energy Gateway Website Launches, Provides Resources for Those Pursuing an Education in Energy Efficiency

Geared to students, returning military personnel, and displaced workers, MyEnergyGateway.org features certifications, two-year, undergraduate and graduate degree programs, as well as tuition, room/board costs

PHOENIX, May 8, 2012 -- In launching MyEnergyGateway.org

today, the AESP Foundation said the site will provide extensive information
on the available training programs, degrees and certifications that focus on
energy efficiency, sustainability, green and alternative energy, as well as
energy engineering, green building design and other disciplines.

Geared to students, returning military personnel, and displaced workers,
MyEnergyGateway.org features certifications, two-year, undergraduate and
graduate degree programs, as well as tuition, room/board costs,
student/faculty ratio, and scholarship and internship opportunities. An
extensive list of industry resources is also included.

Social media sites such as Facebook and Twitter are also integrated along
with descriptions of sample career options with salary ranges.
MyEnergyGateway.org, funded through a contract from the U.S. Department of
Energy, is designed to help users make informed decisions about acquiring
the required skills, degree(s) and expertise to plan an education in energy
and eventually pursue a long-term career in the energy industry.

The AESP Foundation is the philanthropic arm of the Association of Energy
Services Professionals (AESP). In 2011, AESP published the results of a
survey of its members in which nearly 60 percent reported a lack of talented
workers in the field and more than half were actively recruiting for open
positions.

"Companies and utilities involved in creating energy efficiency programs are
facing a lack of talented and adequately trained candidates for jobs," said
Meg Matt, President & CEO of AESP.
"MyEnergyGateway.org serves as an educational pathway for students,
returning military and those seeking a career change to better understand
the numerous opportunities that currently exist in energy.
The website encourages users to enter the industry and quickly identify the
best options to pursue."

AESP Foundation

The mission of the AESP Foundation is to develop a multi-level outreach and
education program that inspires students and professionals to enter the
energy field with a focus on the efficient use of resources. This includes
providing access to cross-disciplinary training and information resources
throughout their career path and increasing consumer awareness of available
energy efficiency and renewable generation options.

The AESP Foundation is a not-for-profit 501(c)(3), a subsidiary of
Association of Energy Services Professionals (AESP), a 501(c)(6).

Association of Energy Services Professionals

The Association of Energy Services Professionals (www.aesp.org) provides
professional development programs, a network of energy practitioners, and
promotes the transfer of knowledge and experience.
Our members work in the energy services industry and represent electric and
natural gas utilities, public benefits associations, regulatory and
non-profit entities, vendors, manufacturers and consulting firms.
Founded in 1989, AESP is a member-based association dedicated to improving
the delivery and implementation of energy efficiency, energy management and
distributed renewable resources. AESP provides professional development
programs, a network of energy practitioners, and promotes the transfer of
knowledge and experience.

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