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Ivy Tech

Crossroads SmartGrid Training Program


Ivy Tech and Purdue University is combining education and industry to form the Crossroads SmartGrid Training Program to develop education courses to minimize the education-workforce gap in the electric energy sector. Educational areas include systems management and security, information technology and power systems engineering, and training of line workers, technicians, and mechanics. The curriculum will train operators, technicians, engineers, and research scientists in college degree and certificate programs. Crossroads will use HUB technology developed at Purdue as a training module.

Contact Information

Deborah Buterbaugh
Project Manager
National Energy Technology Laboratory
3610 Collins Ferry Road
Morgantown, WV 26507-0880

Thomas Snyder
Principal Investigator
Ivy Tech
50 West Fall Creek Parkway North Drive
Indianapolis, IN 46208-5752

Recipient: Ivy Tec
HQ State: Indiana
NERC Region:
Total Budget: $9,398,706
Federal Share: $4,699,353
Funding Program:
Project Type:
Targeted Benefits:
  • 330 jobs filled
  • Highly skilled, electric power workforce trained in cutting-edge Smart Grid technologies
  • Industrial participation in power energy education

The Department of Energy's Office of Electricity (OE) recognizes that our nation's sustained economic prosperity, quality of life, and global competitiveness depends on an abundance of secure, reliable, and affordable energy resources. OE leads the Department of Energy's efforts to ensure a resilient, and flexible electricity system in the United States. Learn more about OE >>

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