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

Linking sun and wind to connect regional electricity grids

Cheap, abundant solar power produced in California could help meet the Midwest's peak demand, while wind energy generated in the Midwest could meet demand in the West after solar production begins to tumble in the late afternoon. As renewables grow — along with...

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Find jobs and career help from CEWD

Find jobs in Washington or other states on the CEWD Get Into Energy website. Get Into Energy was designed and launched by the Center for Energy Workforce Development (CEWD) to build awareness among students, teachers, military veterans, transitioning workers, and...

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Hiring for Hydro virtual events: Dec. 2 & 8

This year's virtual Hiring for Hydro event in December gives students from colleges throughout the region a chance to participate in an educational workshop about careers in hydropower, followed by a special recruiting session. Get prepped for Hiring for Hydro...

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EnergyCareers 2020 virtual event Oct. 21

Want to discover and learn more about energy careers? EnergyCareers 2020 is a virtual career event from the Center for Energy Workforce Development on Oct. 21, 2020. The event will bring students, veterans, career changers, women, and under-represented groups in...

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House passes Clean Economy Jobs and Innovation Act

On September 24, the House passed H.R. 4447, the Clean Economy Jobs and Innovation Act, a $135 billion package that includes clean energy and workforce bills from the House Energy and Commerce Committee, Natural Resources Committee, and Committee on Science, Space,...

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