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

Jobs & internships at DOE national labs

The Department of Energy's National Laboratories offer jobs, internships and fellowships to talented individuals. Many also have educational resources from community outreach programs to online learning modules. Find jobs, internships and educational opportunities at...

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Hydrogen fuel station planned for Port of Chehalis

The Port of Chehalis Commission unanimously adopted a vote authorizing CEO Randy Mueller to enter into a memorandum of understanding (MOU) with Twin Transit to build a hydrogen fuel station on the port’s land in the future. [By Arnes Biogradlija, H2 Energy News, Sept....

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Climate Alliance for Jobs & Clean Energy

The Climate Alliance for Jobs & Clean Energy is a coalition of environmental advocates, labor unions, health professionals, businesses, faith communities, and communities of color, working with tribal nations, plus thousands of volunteers from across Washington...

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Batteries + wind + solar = grid transformation

Battery storage systems are growing rapidly. The largest battery storage facility in the world, located along Monterey Bay, California, has completed an expansion, showing that storage systems can exist on a gigantic scale — and are easily expandable. Moss...

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Washington State Solar Summit, Oct. 22

The 2021 Washington State Solar Summit, hosted by Solar Washington, takes place October 22, 2021, at the Lynnwood Convention Center in Lynnwood, WA. The hybrid conference will be in-person with an option to attend virtually, and includes the exhibition and reception....

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Find public utility jobs at APPA’s Career Center

The American Public Power Association's Career Center posts jobs at public utilities, searchable by location, skill level, required education, and profession or area of interest. Check out the current listing for jobs at Washington public utility companies:...

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