Director, Workforce Development
Van Ton-Quinlivan is a recognized thought leader in the energy and utility industry on the issue of workforce development. In her current capacity as Director of Workforce Development at PG&E, Ton-Quinlivan designed and built PG&E PowerPathway™, a nationally recognized best practice model program in workforce development. Launched in 2008, the PowerPathway™ program built collaboration between industry, the public workforce development system, the community college system, and organized labor that is illustrative of the green jobs policies embodied within the Obama Administration’s ARRA legislation. PowerPathway™ focuses on building the capacity of California to deliver on the skilled workers needed by both PG&E and the energy and utility industry. PG&E was recognized as an ’Organization to Watch’ in CleanEdge Clean Tech Jobs Trends 2009. Ton-Quinlivan serves on the National Commission on Energy Policy (NCEP) America’s Task Force on Future Energy Jobs and co-chairs the California Energy & Utility Workforce Consortium. She serves on the executive committee of the Center for Energy Workforce Development (CEWD), formed to address workforce issues jointly faced by the country's electric, gas and nuclear sectors.