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

Guide to governors on supporting energy sector during pandemic

The National Governor’s Association (NGA) has prepared a memo that provides guidance to governors on how they can best support and protect the energy industry during the COVID-19 pandemic. The March 25 memo highlights three areas governors should consider to ensure energy continuity and shares the current energy industry response to COVID-19: Ensuring critical energy…

Centralia tests transition from coal plant closure

The TransAlta coal plant in Centralia will fully close down by 2025, as part of an agreement that will see $55 million invested to help the community prepare for the transition. The Centralia agreement is an example of an unusually well-funded, long-planned transition. Unlike many coal plant closures today, it was forged not because the…

Hydrogen: A green and sustainable energy source?

Hydrogen could be a feasible alternative to fossil fuels because of its affordability and environmental friendliness. It is found throughout the environment, but producing it involves efficiently separating it from other compounds. There are currently a number of ways this can be done, but methods can be slow and expensive. A team of scientists believes…

Wind farms in Montana could deliver enough energy to power large city

Site preparation has begun on the 114-turbine Pryor Mountain Wind Project in Montana. At least four wind farms are in various stages of development and combined could deliver up to 480 megawatts of capacity, enough to power a large city. Pryor Mountain Wind “is a 240-megawatt wind project with a 40% net capacity factor and…