IREC supports the growth of a highly-trained and inclusive clean energy workforce that empowers individuals and communities. We accredit clean energy, energy efficiency, and weatherization training, and we develop job-focused training and micro-credentials.

IREC and our partners have long realized the best technology is only as good as the workers who design, install, and maintain it. We know that professions not typically defined as ‘clean energy’ need clean energy expertise to provide consumer access. Our experienced team of workforce professionals lead national, regional, and local efforts from planning through implementation to develop robust training-to-job pipelines to meet bold clean energy goals. 

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IREC’s experienced workforce team interacts with subject matter experts across the clean energy and adjacent sectors to develop dynamic, interactive training experiences online and in person. Our training is designed to directly impact on-the-job performance, and arm a wide range of professionals with credible, fact-based information about clean energy. Our clean energy training offerings include:

Clean energy is a job creator. IREC research informs policymakers, industries, and the general public about the jobs and economic impact of clean energy solutions. Our programs and resources include:

At IREC, we believe that energy justice includes onramps to rewarding clean energy careers for historically underserved populations. Our workforce programs reflect our commitment to a more equitable, sustainable, and healthy future by cultivating a highly-skilled workforce that reflects the rich diversity of our communities — including people of color, women, LGBTQ+ people, and veterans. IREC’s workforce diversity and inclusion resources include:

Veterans of the U.S. Armed Forces are outstanding candidates for careers in the clean energy industries. IREC helps businesses expand connections with talented men and women with a background in military service, including transitioning service members or veterans. IREC’s veterans programs and resources include: