WISE Grant

This $9,994,854 million project brings together the clean energy, advanced manufacturing and construction sectors to prepare participants for employment in entry level, pre-apprenticeship and apprenticeship occupations. It addresses the unique needs of unemployed, or under-employed dislocated workers, using innovative and sophisticated strategies.

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Job Board

We have compiled a list of energy industry employers in each of our partnering states of Idaho, Montana, Oregon, Utah, and Washington to help job seekers find and apply for openings in their field.

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Industry Skill Standards

The Energy Industry Skill Standards Project specify the critical work functions, key activities, performance indicators and knowledge, skills, and abilities an individual needs to succeed in certain energy-related occupations.

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Recent Posts

Cantwell and Moniz lead discussion on energizing WA’s workforce

U.S. Senator Maria Cantwell (D-Wash.) and Department of Energy (DOE) Secretary Ernest Moniz convened a roundtable discussion at the Pacific Northwest National Laboratory on Aug. 16 to focus on new approaches and opportunities for training Washingtonians for the high-paying jobs that will close the growing skills gap in the energy industry. The roundtable brought together…

Now Available: Mechatronics Research Report

Washington’s Centers of Excellence for Marine Manufacturing and Clean Energy recently commissioned Alan Hardcastle, PhD, Washington State University Social and Economic Sciences Research Center to research mechatronics current concepts and practices in the marine and energy industries. The report entitled Mechatronics in Washington State: Manufacturing, Energy and Martine Sectors identified a growing number of national…

Attention, Students: Here’s What Energy Pros Say About the Hiring Process

Recently a panel of industry leaders gave insider tips on hiring for jobs in the energy and engineering fields as part of the Center’s Energy Job Seeker Workshop. They shared examples based on their own experiences navigating the hiring process as well as serving as hiring managers and watching people either succeed or spoil their own…

Hydropower STEM Career Academy in June at Rocky Reach Dam

Students who will be entering grades 9 through 12 are invited to register for a week of fun and learning June 20 to 24 at the FWEE Hydropower and STEM Career Academy at Rocky Reach Dam. The academy, which is sponsored by the Foundation for Water and Energy Education (FWEE) and host partner Chelan County…