Workforce Education News

Solar thrives in sunny Maine; a conversation with Dana Doran, Kennebec Valley Community College

Dana Doran, Director of Energy Programs at Kennebec Valley Community College (ME), found his way to KVCC in 2007 to head up fundraising efforts for the college. A former high school history teacher and basketball coach, Dana felt KVCC was a good fit

Clean Energy Education Innovators: What’s Working, What’s Not & What’s Next

Albany, NY – “We’ve moved past the point when ‘green jobs’ was just a marketing term, a sound bite,” said Jane Weissman, executive director of the Interstate Renewable Energy Council (IREC) in opening the 5th National Clean Energy Workforce Education

Employment & Training Competency Model Released for Renewable Energy

The Renewable Energy Competency Model is now available at the U.S. Department of Labor’s (DOL) Competency Model Clearinghouse –  Competency Model Clearinghouse – Renewable Energy Competency Model.  DOL’s Employment and Training Administration assembled a group of subject matter experts to develop the

ANSI-IREC Program Issues First Set of Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy Certificate Program Accreditations

NEW YORK, Sept. 4, 2012 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ — The American National Standards Institute (ANSI), coordinator of the U.S. voluntary standardization system, and the Interstate Renewable Energy Council, Inc. (IREC) are pleased to announce that three certificate-awarding entities have been accredited under the ANSI-IREC pilot accreditation

Looking for Solar Licensing Information? Look no further than IREC’s Solar Licensing Database

By Tricia King August 21, 2012  With the continuing evolvement of licensing requirements for photovoltaic and solar thermal installers, the Interstate Renewable Energy Council provides a database of specific state-by-state licensing information. This valuable resource for policy makers, practitioners, consumers,

Call for Exhibitors Announced for National Clean Energy Workforce Education Conference

  A limited number of exhibitors will have the opportunity to showcase their company, organization or programs to some 500 renewable energy and energy efficiency educators expected to attend the fifth Clean Energy Workforce Education Conference, November 14-15 in Albany,

IREC and the SITN Release Best Practices Documents

From IREC and the Solar Instructor Training Network (SITN) come the Best Practices Documents, a series of documents designed to give instructors an in-depth resource to develop new solar education and training programs, enhance existing ones, as well as integrate solar content into related trades programs.

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BLS wants your comments on its Green Technologies & Practices Survey

The Bureau of Labor Statistics is soliciting comments concerning the proposed reinstatement of the BLS Green Technologies and Practices Survey.This is an employer survey and includes collecting the current employment for the establishment; collecting information on the use of environmentally friendly production processes

Report Shows Solar Becoming Mainstream Energy Source in US

Assessment of Incentives and Employment Impacts of Solar Industry Deployment, a report commissioned by the Solar Energy Industry Association (SEIA), details how solar is fast becoming a mainstream energy source in the U.S. The report titled “Assessment of Incentives and

Greening of the World of Work: Revisiting Occupational Consequences

An updated Greening of the World of Work: Revisiting Occupational Consequences follows up on the 2009 Greening of the World of Work: Implications for O*NET-SOC and New and Emerging Occupations. In this updated version, published in December 2011 for the U.S. Department of


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