Careers & Education

The Center provides detailed information about careers, occupations and apprenticeships in the energy industry. Find energy related educational programs in our College Programs directory. Search our Job Board to find employers and energy jobs in the Northwest. View our Apprenticeship directory to find apprenticeship sponsors.

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Explore Careers

Get detailed information about dozens of Careers and occupations in the energy industry.

Explore Education

College Programs

View a directory of energy related College Programs in our region.

Apprenticeship Programs

Get information about Apprenticeships and search our directory of apprenticeship programs by state.

Technical Colleges & Career Programs

Career and technical programs can help you get the job you want.

Career and technical programs vary widely in subject, length, cost, and other aspects, but they have one thing in common: an emphasis on training for a specific career, such as lineworker, energy consultant, power plant technician, and many more.

There are many career and technical education options, including programs at Washington’s 34 community and technical colleges.

Whatever you choose to do, the new Washington College Grant is helping more students pay for college or training than ever before. Before selecting a program, you’ll want to do your homework:

1. Learn more about fields you are interested in.

  • Visit the Washington Career Bridge website to explore career clusters and take a quiz to connect your interests with potential careers.
  • Once you know what jobs you might like, use the College and Career Compass to find related training programs and connect with a campus.
  • Speak with local employers about work opportunities. See if you can shadow someone on the job.

2. Research any schools or programs you are considering.

3. Plan your future.

Despite the uncertainty caused by COVID, it’s important to make goals for life after high school. Explore your options and plan your future on the Washington Student Achievement Council website.

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Apprenticeship is a required training program for most journey-level positions, a combination of on-the-job training and related classroom instruction under the supervision of a journey-level worker or trade professional.