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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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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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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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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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Clean Energy News

PNCECE Director position open

Applications are currently being accepted for the Director of the Pacific Northwest Center of Excellence for Clean Energy (PNCECE) at Centralia College. Priority applications must be submitted no later than July 30, 2019. Centers of Excellence are guided by industry representatives to lead collaborative and coordinated statewide education and training efforts to build a competitive…

Washington state noted for clean energy economy by U.S. News & World Report

Cleaner energy along with its tech sector are helping Washington state to lead the nation in the 2019 U.S. News Best States ranking. According to the U.S. News’ Best States ranking of economic growth, cheap, climate-friendly electricity drives Washington’s economy. The tech-heavy state’s expectedly strong broadband network sits atop one of the nation’s best electrical…

Washington approves bill to commit to 100 percent clean energy

On March 1, the Washington State Senate approved an historic bill to commit the state to 100 percent clean energy from renewable and zero-emission sources. Senators voted 28-19 in favor of Senate Bill 5116, sponsored by Sen. Reuven Carlyle (D-Seattle). The bill would require all electric utilities in Washington to transition to a 100 percent,…

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…