Wagner-Peyser Grant Sponsored Training
Critical Infrastructure Security Training Programs for Industry Professionals and University Students
Reese Technology Center (RTC)
1103 Fillmore Drive, Building 250
Lubbock, TX 79416
Workshop Schedule - 2022
Session 1: Friday, June 17 & Saturday, June 18
Session 2: Friday, June 24 & Saturday, June 25
Session 3: Friday, July 15 & Saturday, July 16
Session 4: Friday, July 22 & Saturday, July 23
Session 5: Friday, July 29 & Saturday, July 30
Session 6: Friday, August 12 & Saturday, August 13
Session 7: Friday, August 19 & Saturday, August 20
Session 8: Friday, August 26 & Saturday, August 27
Texas Workforce Commission's Wagner-Peyser Grant sponsored training in the South Plains region for currently employed and unemployed workers interested in the electric utility and energy industries who possess the education and experience required. Different programs offered based on participant qualifications at no cost. Only participants that commit to completing the course will be accepted.
80 Seats Available
Programs Teaming Partnership
Industry and Workforce Board Members
Workforce Solutions, West Texas A & M University, Group NIRE, XCel Energy, Apex Clean Energy, South Plains Electric Coop, and Schweitzer Engineering Laboratories.
We would like to acknowledge the generous donation of training equipment from Schweitzer Engineering Laboratories.
By partnering and collaborating with TTU, this grant is intended to
- Develop a regional cyber-physical security training framework applicable to diverse South Plains industries such as Wind Energy, Electric and Water Utilities (expand to Oil and Gas in the future)
- Develop cyber-physical security curriculum and employ instructors at the University/College level to deliver short-courses
- Create a regional Cyber-physical security Consortium with university, college, and industry partnership.
Education and Experience Requirements
- Some college – Community college, background in Computer Science/Electrical and Computer Engineering/Renewable/Wind Energy/Industrial Engineering/Mechanical Engineering/Data Science
- Minimum Qualifications - Some understanding of the Energy and Computer Operations.
Training and Location
- Distance modules will be made available on a learning management system. Students are expected to complete the online modules before the hands-on training.
- Followed by Two-day hands-on training at Reese Technology Center, Lubbock, TX in Summer 2022.
- Trainees will earn a completion certificate as part of the Wagner-Peyser grant.
- Trainees earning CEUs will be better prepared in cyber-physical security aspects in the critical infrastructure fields, such as Renewable Energy, Oil & Gas, Electric Utilities, Water.
- Trainees will survey the state-of-the-art GLEAMM microgrid and a cyber-physical system (CPS) testbed.
- Trainees will be engaged with several industry partners.