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Higher education partnerships

A commitment to lifelong learning and personal development through professional education.

Partnering with educators. Preparing the workforce.

The electrical industry faces significant challenges. An aging workforce, new technology adoption, training, global competition, STEM concerns, and the dramatic increase of cyberthreats combine to  make modernized, hands-on training an imperative.  

Eaton collaborates with select electrical educators to address these industry challenges. We are committed to educating the new engineers, consultants and electricians of tomorrow by offering experienced professionals the continuing education programs and resources they need to advance in their careers with confidence.

Projected growth of engineering positions 1
8.3
%
Projected growth of engineering positions 1
Electrician growth rate between 2010 and 2020; higher than the national average 2
23
%
Electrician growth rate between 2010 and 2020; higher than the national average 2
The increase of electrical engineering degrees awarded 3
10
%
The increase of electrical engineering degrees awarded 3

Collaboration between industry and academia is essential to ensuring that we have enough engineers to satisfy market demand and national energy needs.

Dr. Gregory Reed, director, electric power engineering, The University of Pittsburgh

University of Pittsburgh

Supporting electrical professionals is fundamental to our core. That’s why we’re driven to help the next generation of electrical workers prepare for careers in power. For over a decade, Eaton has collaborated with the University of Pittsburgh to develop new courses, certificate programs and research projects to help students speak the language of electrical power. Our dedication comes to life at Pitt’s on-campus Electric Power Systems Lab training facility and extends to our most recent joint effort, the Energy Innovation Center, where students, faculty and some of the industry’s most accomplished energy providers collaborate to move power forward.
  1. SoloPoint Solutions (December 2018). We’re Predicting It: 2019 Engineering Employment Trends. Retrieved from https://www.solopointsolutions.com/2018/12/17/2019-engineering-labor-trends/

  2. Independent Electrical Contractors. Veterans looking for a new career are encouraged to pursue a rewarding career in the high-demand electrical industry...IEC Wants You! Retrieved from https://www.ieci.org/industry-outreach/veterans

  3. Data USA. Electrical engineering. https://datausa.io/profile/cip/electrical-engineering