by Brian Anderson, PhD.
NETL is sponsoring a special webinar 11 a.m. Friday, Feb. 8 that demonstrates the wisdom of a tried and true proverb: “if you want to go fast, go alone but if you want to go far, go together.”
“Working with NETL – and Economic Development Webinar” will be a free one-hour on-line session devoted to opening doors and building partnerships between NETL – the Appalachian Region’s premier energy research laboratory – and the many technical and community colleges, economic development organizations, workforce development groups, foundations and public and private research entities that dot West Virginia and Pennsylvania.
We want to talk about how we can move the region’s economic development goals forward together. Registration is required for the webinar and space is limited. Registration can be arranged by visiting Working with NETL – An Economic Development Webinar.
NETL’s Regional Workforce Initiative (RWFI) is hosting the webinar, which will provide information on the various collaborative and funding mechanisms that facilitate partnerships for innovation and explain other tools and resources available through the lab. RWFI’s mission is to create a platform for regional stakeholders to engage the laboratory and other federal agencies in collaborative economic development and workforce development efforts.
For more than a century, NETL has leveraged its unique core capabilities to deliver innovative technology solutions to America’s energy challenges through on-site research, program management, and systems analysis.
Putting that expertise to work in assisting the economic and workforce development of our home regions is a critical priority for our Laboratory and we are uniquely positioned to help cultivate new relationships and partnerships that will be important to the success of our region.
I am encouraging our regional leaders in education, business, economic development, research and workforce development to participate in the webinar and learn how we can go far together for a brighter future.