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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

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…

FWEE academy trains the next generation hydropower workforce

The Foundation for Water and Energy Education (FWEE) held its second annual Hydropower and STEM Career Academy in Wenatchee in June. The academy, which is hosted by the Chelan County PUD, aims to teach high school students about the job opportunities and benefits of working in hydropower. » Learn more about FWEE on our K-12…

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…