NextEra University (NEU) plays a key role in the support of employee development and is essential to the improvement of employee and business performance. Offering a robust curriculum – more than 1,500 classroom and online offerings – with an array of commercial, leadership, professional development and technical courses, NEU supports the needs of every individual and business unit.
Engaged employees are essential to developing high-performing teams and employees are more engaged when they feel they have relevant growth and career opportunities. In 2019, employees completed more than 800,000 hours of classroom, field and online courses focused on technical and commercial skills, leadership and career development, personal and professional effectiveness, and process and project management. These courses provide employees the knowledge and skills necessary to think innovatively, deliver outstanding value to our customers and thrive at their jobs.
As NextEra Energy continues to strengthen its use of data for better insights, our business will require new and advanced data analytics tools and techniques combined with strong project leadership skills, business unit-specific knowledge and information technology technical expertise. To stay ahead of the curve and continue building employee skills and knowledge for the future, NEU has added continuous improvement, artificial intelligence, analytics and big-data courses. Using artificial intelligence, machine learning and adaptive learning platforms, NEU is able to offer a personalized approach for each employee to build skills at their own pace through customized learning paths.