Experienced professionals are critical to building and maintaining safe, secure and efficient infrastructures. But the power industry today contends with a shortage of qualified technicians. The skills gap is significant: 10,000 Baby Boomers reach the age of 65 every day - a trend projected to continue until 20301. With many Boomer retirements on the horizon, the next generation of workers projected to replace them won’t be enough. That can lead to an estimated 2.4 million industrial positions unfilled through 2028, with global productivity losses potentially reaching $2.5 trillion as a result2.
Eaton is dedicated to helping the next generation of power technicians get the training and experience needed to succeed. With higher learning institutions and trusted industry partners by our side, we invest in comprehensive workforce-entrant programs, continued learning courses and trainings to reduce the workforce gap. And through our Eaton Experience Centers, we offer real-world experiential learning that new workforce entrants and experienced electrical incumbents need to grow their skills, enhance productivity and ensure safety for all. From online courses to virtual visits on our website to a topical video library and classroom environments, our learning environments are suitable for all needs.
Electrical power is at the heart of what makes our homes, businesses and infrastructure work. Yet, there are not enough people with the specialized training needed to support the power industry into the future. To help our customers, Eaton is continuing to invest in industry education, training and partnerships to prepare the current and next generation power industry professionals for success.