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

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…

BPA energy efficiency program receives national recognition

Recognized by the American Council for an Energy-Efficient Economy, the Bonneville Power Administration’s Energy Smart Industrial program has saved nearly 1.4 million megawatt-hours of verified energy since 2009. That’s enough energy to power over 130,000 average U.S. homes for one year. The Energy Smart Industrial program offers support and provides rebates to more than 110…

Advanced solar panel production starts at SunPower in Oregon

The California-based solar manufacturer SunPower has begun making its more advanced solar panels in its new Hillsboro, Ore. facility, four months after purchasing the former SolarWorld factory. SunPower plans to make the advanced “P-Series” solar panels at the Hillsboro facility and has indicated it hopes to add workers as production of the new panels ramps…

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…