Funded by the Maine Jobs & Recovery Plan, the Clean Energy Partnership is an initiative focused on preparing Maine people for jobs in the growing clean energy and energy efficiency fields, providing avenues for business support, and achieving Governor Mills’ goal of reaching 30,000 clean energy jobs in Maine by 2030.
Workforce Development Awards
- Associated General Contractors of Maine: Construction Pre-Apprenticeship
With funding from the GEO, AGC Maine will expand their construction immersion pre-apprenticeship program to three additional high schools, with students receiving industry training and credentialing in crane operation and electrical work.
- Building Performance Association: Energy Efficiency Workforce Development
The Building Performance Association will conduct a statewide workforce needs assessment among energy efficiency contractors, connect learners and jobseekers with training and employment opportunities, and establish and deliver new apprenticeship models for weatherization workers. The project aims to facilitate industry growth by supporting existing and new weatherization workers and employers concurrently.
To learn more, please visit: https://building-performance.org/mainebpa/
- Downeast Community Partners: Weatherization Training
Downeast Community Partners will collaborate with local colleges on development and alignment of post-secondary classroom curriculum for weatherization, provide paid on-the-job training to new workers engaged in local weatherization projects, and provide wrap-around support services for trainees.
- International Association of Ironworkers Local 7: Offshore Wind Training
The International Association of Ironworkers Local 7 will develop a flexible training program for offshore wind projects, including a mobile fall protection and HYTORC tool training and certification center. The project also supports ironworker apprentices and journeypersons in attaining industry certifications for local and regional offshore wind project development.
- Kennebec Valley Community College: Solar and EV Technician Training
Kennebec Valley Community College will deliver new Electric Vehicle Technician and NABCEP-Certified Solar Photovoltaic Installer trainings for two cohorts of learners. The project includes training for instructors and engagement with local Career Centers and employers engaged in clean energy and alternative transportation.
To learn more and access workforce trainings, please visit: https://www.kvcc.me.edu/workforce/
- Northeast Energy Efficiency Partnerships: ReMaine Clean Energy Internship Program
Northeast Energy Efficiency Partnerships, Inc., will develop a new clean energy internship program, and place Maine-based college and university students and residents in subsidized paid positions at Maine-based clean energy companies and technical credentialing programs. The project aims to increase diversity and equity among the clean energy and energy efficiency workforce by engaging with and supporting currently underrepresented populations.
- passivhausMAINE: Code Builder Trainings
passivhausMAINE will deliver an accessible and affordable Code Builder Training for passive house and energy-efficient building techniques as they relate to understanding the Maine Uniform Building Energy Codes and Stretch Codes. The project aims to engage existing energy-efficiency workers and those entering the space from the traditional building trades.
To learn more and view upcoming trainings, please visit: https://www.passivhausmaine.org/builder-trainings
- ReVision Energy: Expanding and Strengthening Maine's Solar Workforce
ReVision Energy will develop tools to assist jobseekers and students in the identification of solar career pathways, develop and deliver a new PV Design apprenticeship model, and share best practices to streamline the implementation of employer-sponsored solar apprenticeships in Maine. The project aims to increase diversity and equity among the clean energy workforce by engaging with and subsidizing training expenses for currently underrepresented populations.
To learn more, please visit: https://www.revisionenergy.com/solar-company/solar-careers-and-training/training-center
- University of Maine: OffshoreWind4Maine
The University of Maine will create new multi-disciplinary micro-credential courses on offshore wind, develop undergraduate and graduate-level courses on offshore wind to complement existing curriculum, and establish an undergraduate concentration program in offshore wind.