Workforce Development Materials

Check out our course materials and grant support materials available through the Washington Integrated Sector Employment (WISE) grant and Skills Commons, the free and open online library of learning materials and program support materials for job-driven workforce development.

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K-12 Resources

The Center of Excellence for Clean Energy has partnered with energy companies, utilities, and organizations to provide helpful energy efficiency resources for K-12 instructors.

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Job Board

Our list of energy industry employers in each of our five partnering states — Idaho, Montana, Oregon, Utah, and Washington — is a valuable resource to help job seekers find and apply for openings in their field.

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Trainers & Educators

We provide resources like energy industry skill standards — the critical knowledge, skills and abilities to succeed in energy related jobs — in addition to curriculum for grants and projects, and resources for educators, trainers, and K-12 instructors.

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Job Seekers & Students

We support job seekers and students by promoting energy workforce and education, maintaining a job board of employer and career websites and a directory of energy related college programs in our 5-state region, along with other resources such as our career lattice of smart grid energy occupations for apprentices and others.

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Labor & Industry

We promote best practices and workforce development in the energy industry, supporting industry and workforce by assisting in developing skill standards and hosting an annual energy and construction best practices summit.

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Clean Energy News

Hydrogen: A green and sustainable energy source?

Hydrogen could be a feasible alternative to fossil fuels because of its affordability and environmental friendliness. It is found throughout the environment, but producing it involves efficiently separating it from other compounds. There are currently a number of ways this can be done, but methods can be slow and expensive. A team of scientists believes…

Wind farms in Montana could deliver enough energy to power large city

Site preparation has begun on the 114-turbine Pryor Mountain Wind Project in Montana. At least four wind farms are in various stages of development and combined could deliver up to 480 megawatts of capacity, enough to power a large city. Pryor Mountain Wind “is a 240-megawatt wind project with a 40% net capacity factor and…

Washington statewide low-carbon fuel standard promoted by governor

At a recent visit to Seattle-Tacoma International Airport, Gov. Jay Inslee said a low-carbon fuel policy would increase access to biofuels for the aviation industry. The aviation industry is a portion of the economy that’s particularly challenging for reducing greenhouse gases. Inslee thinks the policy’s financial incentives would push fuel suppliers to develop supply chains…

Free tips on applying for DEED grants & scholarships

The 2020 DEED grant and scholarship cycle is open through February 15. DEED will host a free webinar on January 14, 2020, at 2:00-3:00 p.m. EST to provide answers to your questions about DEED grants and scholarships. For more information about DEED scholarships, visit DEED Funding for Students. Learn more about DEED scholarships and how to…