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Director, Energy Providers' Coalition for Education (EPCE) and Director, Engagement
Angie Lucas, Director, Industry / Education Solutions, CAEL
As director of two of CAEL's industry-education partnerships, Energy Providers Coalition for Education EPCE and the National Alliance for Communications Technology Education and Learning, NACTEL, Angie Lucas fosters collaboration between employers and corporations, associations, contractors, labor unions and higher education institutions to design and deliver industry-approved education solutions that support training, upskilling, and reskilling of employees to meet today's energy and communications workforce needs and prepare for the workforce of the future.
Prior to CAEL, Lucas worked with the National Conference of State Legislatures (NCSL) where she served as a liaison between tribal leaders, the U.S. Department of Energy, industry partners, and other stakeholders to address issues impacting energy and infrastructure development across tribal lands. She also served as project manager with the Indiana State Museum and Historic Sites, with responsibilities for research, educational program development, public/private partnerships management, and writing and administering grants.
Lucas earned her bachelor’s in Native American Social History and master’s degrees in Non-Profit Leadership at Saint Mary of the Woods College. She serves on the Advisory Board for the Electric Power Conference and volunteers with Music and Memory, and the National Park Service.
Examples of Work
Areas of Expertise
Lucas has extensive experience in creating and maintaining positive collaborative relationships with diverse stakeholders to support career pathways for employees education and training for the energy industry. Her education and background in government-to-government consultation and informal dialogue, collaboration, and engagement offer unique insights into respectfully collaborating with Tribal Nations to support education and workforce initiatives that positively impact Tribal members. Other areas of experience include stackable credentials, strategic planning and facilitation of advisory councils and focus groups.