Clean Energy Excellence

The Center of Excellence for Clean Energy is a statewide resource that represents the interests of the energy industry, and our labor partners, within the Washington State Community and Technical College system. We exist to narrow the gap between employers’ demands for a highly skilled workforce and the colleges’ ability to supply work-ready graduates. We convene industry and labor to help drive workforce development initiatives — and coordinate community college resources after industry and labor set the direction.

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Future growth in renewable energy depends on well-qualified workers. Learn about the need for a skilled workforce.

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Looking to add clean energy to your STEM, CTE or post-secondary curriculum? View our education resources to get started.

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Interested in exploring a career in clean energy? Learn about dozens of careers, search our job board, and find college programs to get started.

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About the Center

The Center leads a coordinated, strategic approach to clean energy workforce development for the region and works with regional partners to: define energy efficiency jobs, establish skill standards and identify job classifications, and create a regional clearinghouse for energy efficiency job openings.

News & Events

Economic benefits drive the clean energy transition

The shift to carbon-free energy is gaining momentum, due largely to economic benefits. Economists and analysts are making the case that the transition will lead to cost savings on a massive scale. Academic research supports the concept that the costs of technology...

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What is hydropower pumped storage?

As Washington moves toward clean energy production and enhanced battery storage, the two following articles explain the story of hydro's pumped storage: Projects would invest billions on Lake Roosevelt for needed renewable-energy storage, but hurdles are high New...

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