Public power utilities will face many challenges in the years to come, including changes in the electric utility industry and customer expectations, as well as the retirement of many long-term staff members. All of this will require public power systems to plan for the future and to look at the skills that their utility’s employees need.
The American Public Power Association has the resources to help prepare utilities for the challenges ahead. Bringing APPA’s educational programs to the utility is a cost-effective way to develop competencies throughout an organization—from the board to the front-line staff. APPA’s training programs are tailored to the specific needs of public power systems.
Benefits of APPA’s In-house training program:
- Customized programming cost savings
- Less time away from the office
- Top instructors who know public power
- Continuing education units (CEUs), professional development hours (PDHs) or continuing professional education (CPEs) credits
- Team participation
APPA offers courses in accounting, governance and legal accountability, constructing underground distribution systems, electric utility basics, finance and customer service.