Learning and Workforce Development

The Learning and Workforce Development (LWD) team helps members succeed by providing high quality education programs including training courses, networking opportunities, in-house events, and trade conferences. 

The primary objective of the LWD team is to empower NWPPA members to thrive and grow in their careers. We accomplish this mission through the following:

  • Member-centric focus: Our members and their success drives everything we do.
  • High quality education programs: We strive to be the premier education provider in the public power industry.
  • Engaging and knowledgeable instructors: We partner with experienced instructors to provide the most relevant and engaging programs in the industry.
  • Networking opportunities: We recognize how critical it is to connect our members with the opportunity to share best practices, challenges, and solutions. 
  • Strategic Partnerships: We partner with key members in the NWPPA community to ensure that our programs are relevant, timely, and engaging.
2018 Engineering & Operations Conference and Trade Show

In-House Training

NWPPA offers in-house courses at your utility, exclusively for your employees. For ten or more employees, our in-house training options provide a comprehensive and economical way to provide the educational opportunity you’re looking for! In-house training creates a unique and personal learning environment that broadens your employees’ skill set in a close, familiar, team-oriented setting.

Certificate Programs

NWPPA offers five certificate programs and three partner programs designed to enhance and certify your skills as a professional in the utility industry.
By completing one of the certificate programs, participants will be recognized as having an excellent foundational knowledge of the utility and area of specialty for both governmental and cooperative organizations.

Learning on Demand

Learning on Demand is NWPPA’s online learning program. This program includes interactive online courses on electric power and its history as well as a series of training videos all of which are available to registered members anytime and anywhere.

Take these short, pre-recorded training courses at your own pace and at your own convenience.

Meet the LWD Team


Senior Learning Program Manager





Yara Amberson



Annie Wittenberg