Education & Training
The energy industry trades require skilled crafts people to perform jobs. Apprenticeship is a required training program for most of these journey level positions.
We have complied a directory of College Programs at colleges around the region.
The goal of the Energy Industry Skill Standards Project is to specify the critical work functions, key activities, performance indicators and knowledge, skills, and abilities an individual needs to succeed in certain energy-related occupations. The result of this project will support the development of new curriculum and the strengthening of existing curriculum in programs leading to certain careers in the energy industry.
The Center of Excellence for Clean Energy produces curriculum as a deliverable for grants and projects.
The Center of Excellence for Clean Energy has partnered with organizations which provide helpful energy efficiency resources for K-12 instructors.
Resources for Educators & Trainers
- Energy Educators Association
- Energy Education Resources:
- Degrees for What Jobs? Raising Expectations for Universities and Colleges in a Global Economy (pdf), National Governors Association (NGA), March 2011
- Greener Skills: How Credentials Create Value in the Clean Energy Economy (pdf), COWS–Center on Wisconsin Strategy, a follow up to Greener Pathways, outlines an American skills agenda and calls for a better, stronger, greener workforce system to support it, 2010
- College Program and Resource Guide
- Northwest Energy Education and Training Resource Guide (xlsx)
- Energy Education Resource Guide: Energy and electrical pre-engineering programs in Washington state’s community and technical colleges, March 2016 (pdf)