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

HYDROVISION International 2021, Sept. 21-23, Spokane, WA

Exhibits, industry professionals, education, one-on-one meetings, networking, a multi-track summit, and more — all at the HYDROVISION International 2021 event slated for Sept. 21-23, 2021, in Spokane, Wash. HYDROVISION International is the largest gathering of...

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Record growth for clean energy in 2021

There are now over 173,000 MW of clean power capacity operating in the U.S., more than double the U.S. capacity just five years ago. And more is on the way, with over 84,000 MW of clean power capacity under construction or in advanced development across the country,...

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Gov. Inslee signs climate change legislative package

Gov. Jay Inslee signed a historic climate change legislative package this week, during a three-stop tour through King County. The governor signed the Climate Commitment Act, environmental justice legislation, a clean fuels standard and bills related to reducing...

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