President Obama signed a proclamation designating the first week of November as National Apprenticeship Week and noted: “Without the skills to get new, higher-wage jobs, and without the knowledge to adapt to new machinery, systems, technology, and techniques, the American worker could fall behind. Apprenticeships help people upgrade their skills and keep pace with the demands of the 21st century.”
Addressing the Power Outage Challenge in 2016 and Beyond
By Michael Mock
Most of us have seen large standby generators, often diesel-powered, lurking behind a school, hospital or other facility where continuous, uninterrupted power is essential. Such systems were adequate a decade or so ago for the occasional temporary outage. They are not, however, sufficient to meet the demands of major power outages that, according to a recent report from the organization Climate Central, have increased ten times since the early 1980s.