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

Pursuing an energy career? DEED scholarship application opens Dec. 1

The American Public Power Association’s Demonstration of Energy & Efficiency Development (DEED) program funds research, pilot projects, and education to improve the operations and services of public power utilities. The DEED Program offers four types of funding for students to pursue energy-related careers: lineworker and technical education scholarships, student internships, student research grants, and technical…

Hydropower utilization in Washington and the U.S.

For more than 100 years, hydropower has translated energy from falling water into electricity at an efficiency rate that exceeds 90% on many projects. Hydro also provides more of the services necessary for reliability than any other resource, including operating reserves, frequency regulation and black start capability. It is a premier generating resource. Hydropower represents…

Next-Gen Grid Architecture: a breakdown of smart grid systems

In a series of articles about smart grid systems, a primer explains grid coordination involving the different systems that make up grid distribution and delivery: Next-Gen Grid Architecture: A grid coordination primer One of the pressing issues facing the power industry is the integration and coordination of distributed energy resources (DER) to provide electricity delivery.…

HydroVision International keynote: Hydropower boosts grid support to wind and solar

At the annual HydroVision International conference, held July 23-25 in Portland OR, keynote speaker Janet Harron, COO of Bonneville Power, stressed the importance of telling the hydropower story. Harron said that hydropower is able to provide grid support to wind and solar, which are growing energy sources. “We are looking at a world where hydropower…