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

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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Women in energy making a difference

Meet talented, innovative, inspiring women who work in science, technology, engineering, and mathematics fields at the U.S. Department of Energy. Women @ Energy: STEM Rising features women's participation and leadership in the energy workforce. National Laboratories:...

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Join the Clean Energy Revolution!

What is the Clean Energy Revolution? A Clean Energy Revolution is happening with the steady expansion of U.S. renewable energy sources, empowered by the Clean Energy Corps. What is the Clean Energy Corps? The Clean Energy Corps is a diverse group with a mission to...

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