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

Top 10 things to know about offshore wind energy

Offshore wind has the potential to deliver large amounts of clean, renewable energy to fulfill the electrical needs of cities along U.S. coastlines. According to the DOE Office of Energy Efficiency & Renewable Energy, here are the Top 10 things to know about...

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Western initiative to assess benefits of geothermal energy

Through a newly launched initiative, the Western Governors Association (WGA) intends to evaluate geothermal energy technology development in the Western states and assess its potential benefits. The initiative includes examining market, technology and policy factors...

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Geothermal energy gets boost from DOE

The U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) plans to expand U.S. geothermal energy deployment with $165 million to aid in leveraging the knowledge, technologies, and skills from the oil and gas industry. The Geothermal Energy from Oil and Gas Demonstrated Engineering (GEODE)...

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