Solving U.S. Worker Shortage in the Renewable Energy Industry23 Jul

In his book, The Betrayal of American Prosperity, Clyde Prestowitz noted that Motorola was one of the first American companies to outsource manufacturing in China a few decades ago. At that time, Chinese workers were poorly trained and ill equipped to perform nearly anything. It was not better K-12 education and universities that came to the rescue, but corporate training and technology transfer in the factory. The initial group of trained workers then taught other workers. Prestowitz observed that, “Indeed, that factory wasn’t going to be so much as a factory as a university.” Perhaps U.S. renewable energy industries could do the same.
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About Dr. Everson

Prior to forming this SBIR consultant practice, Dr. Jeffrey Everson was director of business development for QinetiQ North America’s Technology Solutions Group (previously Foster-Miller, Inc.).

Dr. Everson has won and been the principal investigator for several SBIR programs, including a Phase I program for NASA, a Phase I project for the U.S. Air Force, and Phase I and II contracts from the U.S. Department of Transportation. For the Phase II program, he received a Tibbetts Award for exemplifying the best in SBIR achievement.

Previously Dr. Everson held senior scientist positions at Battelle Memorial Institute, The Analytic Sciences Corporation (TASC), Honeywell Electro Optics Systems Division, and Itek Optical Systems Division.

He holds a PhD in physics from Boston College and a MS/BS in physics from Northeastern University.


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