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 clean energy careers and jobs, establish skill standards and identify job classifications, and create a regional clearinghouse for energy efficiency job openings.

News & Events

Hydrogen 101

What is hydrogen, and how does it produce clean fuel? Hydrogen is an energy carrier, not an energy source. Molecules containing hydrogen can be broken apart, and the hydrogen captured and used as an energy carrier to store and transport energy from sources like wind,...

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Texas leads all states in renewable energy production

Texas is increasing its dominance as the clean energy leader. In 2022, Texas generated 136,118 gigawatt-hours from wind and utility-scale solar, most of it from wind. The runner-up was California with 52,927 gigawatt-hours, most of it from utility-scale solar,...

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‘Geothermal Everywhere’

Want to learn more about geothermal technologies? The Department of Energy’s Geothermal Technologies Office (GTO) supports innovative technologies that address key exploration and operational challenges. Visit the GTO website to follow a roadmap to "Geothermal...

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