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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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

Check out our list of energy industry employers in each of our five partnering states — Idaho, Montana, Oregon, Utah, and Washington — 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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Recent Posts

WISE Success Stories

Find out how the support received from the WISE grant is making a difference for students, in a series of articles recording the advances, best practices, and program development made possible through the WISE Grant. WISE Success Stories WISE Success Story: Centralia College WISE Success Story: Bates Technical College

U.S. Energy Report shows Washington State leading the way in growth of energy efficiency jobs

The 2018 U.S. Energy and Employment Report was unveiled in Washington, D.C. on May 16, by Ranking Member of the U.S. Senate Energy and Natural Resources Committee Maria Cantwell (D-Wash.), former Energy Secretary Ernest J. Moniz and others. According to the new report, Washington State has 150,000 energy jobs, over a third of which are…

HydroVision International, June 26-28

The world’s largest Hydropower event will take place June 26-28, 2018, in Charlotte, North Carolina. HydroVision International will provide recent graduates and job seekers with career information in renewable energy and green technology industries. Over 300 companies from around the world will be on hand recruiting new hires. Attendees will have access to more than…

PNCECE Strategic Plan for 2017-2020

Over the past year, the PNCECE Advisory Board, comprised of energy industry and labor leaders along with education partners, thoughtfully considered the issues and challenges facing our Center, our students, Washington’s Community and Technical College system, and the energy industry in the Pacific Northwest. We engaged with focus groups across Washington State for a candid…