WISE Grant

This nearly $10 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

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…

Now Available: Education Resource Guide

The Center’s Energy Education Resource Guide is now available! Here you’ll find a list of community and technology colleges under the energy and pre-engineering umbrella–from Bates to Yakima. You’ll also get details on the specific programs offered by each, from Electrical Construction to Plant Operations to Wind Technology. The guide features a story that generated a lot…

From Shipyard to Heat Pumps: One Woman’s Path to Success in the Clean Energy Field

by Lisa Brunette It was 2007, and Sara Bowles found herself out of a job. She’d survived the first round of layoffs at Westport Shipyard in Hoquiam, but the second one swiped a position as metal polisher right out from under her. “I loved that job,” she says, recalling with fondness how she often came…