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As the energy storage and microgrid markets mature, it is vital that the electrical workforce be ready to meet the safety and technical challenges. ESAM-TAC (Energy Storage and Microgrid Training and Certification) prepares electrical workers to safely and effectively assemble, test, commission, maintain, repair, and retrofit these systems, from small residential and commercial applications to projects…
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Strategy vs. Planning

When preparing to accomplish a goal, our first reaction is often to plan. It is instilled in us from a young age. Winston Churchill said, “Plans are of little importance, but planning is essential.” Is that strategic planning? And where does strategy fit in, anyway? A strategy is how you position around an opportunity, and…
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The World Needs More Blue Collars

When I started as an electrician in 1996, the blue collar world knew there was going to be a shortage of skilled workers. We would joke about it, saying "one day we will make more than doctors or lawyers." That day is here. Globalization driven by technology and a huge population requires a strong ramping…
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