Preparing Our Workforce for Career Growth in Energy Efficiency
Successful workforce projects provide knowledge and skills to help participants to obtain work in growing industries. Careers in the occupations and trades that make buildings more energy efficient provide growth opportunities for job seekers and career changers.
AEA collaborates with organizations that recruit, prepare and assess applicants for careers in energy efficiency. Our workforce partners work with participants to insure that they are prepared to learn the subject matter they will encounter in our courses. AEA’s specialty occupational training introduces workers to the concepts and principles of energy efficiency and the skills and techniques they will need to conduct energy assessments or post-inspections, install energy efficiency measures, and perform sales, data entry and analysis, and more.
While many AEA courses are designed for experienced weatherization and energy efficiency professionals and contractors, AEA is taking action to open doors to jobs in energy efficiency to career changers and other job seekers entering the industry for the first time. AEA’s Energy Efficiency Technician I class was designed as a point of entry for many such workers. Read more about this class and the innovative workforce collaborations under which AEA trainers provide specialty training to prepare workers for careers in our field.
When it comes to jobs, AEA puts its money where its mouth is. Since 2008 AEA has hired more than thirty job seekers from workforce programs of its partners and members.