Workforce Development Materials

Check out our course materials and grant support materials available through the Washington Integrated Sector Employment (WISE) grant and Skills Commons, the free and open online library of learning materials and program support materials for job-driven workforce development.

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K-12 Resources

The Center of Excellence for Clean Energy has partnered with energy companies, utilities, and organizations to provide helpful energy efficiency resources for K-12 instructors.

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Job Board

Our list of energy industry employers in each of our five partnering states — Idaho, Montana, Oregon, Utah, and Washington — is a valuable resource to help job seekers find and apply for openings in their field.

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Trainers & Educators

We provide resources like energy industry skill standards — the critical knowledge, skills and abilities to succeed in energy related jobs — in addition to curriculum for grants and projects, and resources for educators, trainers, and K-12 instructors.

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Job Seekers & Students

We support job seekers and students by promoting energy workforce and education, maintaining a job board of employer and career websites and a directory of energy related college programs in our 5-state region, along with other resources such as our career lattice of smart grid energy occupations for apprentices and others.

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Labor & Industry

We promote best practices and workforce development in the energy industry, supporting industry and workforce by assisting in developing skill standards and hosting an annual energy and construction best practices summit.

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Clean Energy News

BPA to open apprentice jobs in May 2019

Bonneville Power Administration (BPA) will post job vacancy announcements May 6-21, 2019, for Apprentice Linemen, Apprentice Electricians, and Apprentice Substation Operators. The vacancies will be merit promotion announcements, so military veterans qualify as do current and former federal employees, and diversity candidates are welcome. The vacancies will be posted on USAJOBS.GOV (search ‘Bonneville Power Administration’).…

Washington approves bill to commit to 100 percent clean energy

On March 1, the Washington State Senate approved an historic bill to commit the state to 100 percent clean energy from renewable and zero-emission sources. Senators voted 28-19 in favor of Senate Bill 5116, sponsored by Sen. Reuven Carlyle (D-Seattle). The bill would require all electric utilities in Washington to transition to a 100 percent,…

Washington State leads nation in energy efficiency jobs

Energy jobs in Washington State comprise 2.8 percent of the entire country’s energy efficiency workforce, making it the leading state in the country in energy efficiency jobs, according to the latest U.S. Energy and Employment report. Explore the full report and the state-by-state comparison, as reported in the Washington State Wire, Washington leads nation in…

2018 Year in Review: Partnerships & Milestones

Last year was a monumental year for completed projects at the Center of Excellence for Clean Energy. We are proud of our accomplishments—the projects, deliverables and milestones reached, including: Washington Integrated Sector Employment (WISE) Grant: The completion of the U.S. Department of Labor TAACCCT Round 4 WISE grant project. Utility Foreman Skill Profile: A collaborative project…