The Utilities Technology Council (UTC) has a history of supporting our members’ 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 as an industry. The competition for attracting such talent is fierce. UTCF understands that there are exciting changes in the utility landscape and the need for securing critical infrastructure to support those changes can provide unique opportunities to work with cutting-edge technology. 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 resiliency of the electric grid, water infrastructure and all critical infrastructure utilities. 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.