The Utilities Technology Council (UTC) has a history of supporting our electric, gas and water utilitymembers’ professional talent development and networking needs. The UTC Foundation (UTCF) is a natural expansion of the UTC mission and vision.
UTCF is a highly collaborative utility/education/industry partnership that aims to produce a robust technical workforce ready for the advancements and challenges ahead in the global utility industry. Utilities must connect with new generations of talent in order to evolve and progress given the demands for more flexible energy and water services that in turn demand cutting-edge information and communications technology. The competition for attracting such talent is fierce. UTCF seeks to raise awareness by showcasing all that the utility industry has to offer.
Our carefully thought out grants go to programs that address a number of new research and technical issues supporting the growth and resilience of the electric grid, and natural gas and water infrastructure. These include cybersecurity, telecom equipment reliability, power delivery, oil/gas utility infrastructure, smart water infrastructure, and asset longevity. UTCF will seek out initiatives that give students a real time glimpse into a career in the utilities, designed to give not only education, but hands on training so participants can engage in solving the technology problems of today and get excited about building the infrastructure of tomorrow.
We also provide opportunities for engineering students to attend UTC conferences throughout the year whereby they can interact with ICT professionals from utilities and technology vendors.