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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INDUSTRY

Future growth in renewable energy depends on well-qualified workers. Learn about the need for a skilled workforce.

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EDUCATORS

Looking to add clean energy to your STEM, CTE or post-secondary curriculum? View our education resources to get started.

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CAREERS & EDUCATION

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

Helion Energy creates new clean energy jobs in Everett

Helion Energy is working toward creating a new era of zero-carbon electricity through fusion and building the world's first commercially-viable fusion power plant which runs on a fuel that can be derived from water. This week, Helion broke ground on the next iteration...

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Energy stats by state

Did you know that Washington state generated the most electricity from hydropower of any state and accounted for 24% of the nation's annual utility-scale hydroelectricity generation in 2019? You can access energy data and analysis by state on the U.S. Energy...

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Public Power Jobs

The American Public Power Association (APPA) is the voice of not-for-profit, community-owned utilities that power 2,000 towns and cities nationwide. Visit the APPA Career Center for job listings and employers hiring. Learn more: www.publicpower.org  

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