Webinar: IRA, BIL, and Other Funding to Accelerate Equitable Workforce DevelopmentJoin the National Clean Energy Workforce Alliance and federal and state funders for an informative discussion about where to get started to secure available workforce funding.
The National Clean Energy Workforce Alliance is the sole forum uniting stakeholders across the United States’ clean energy economy to improve recruitment, education, and placement outcomes, and ensure that the clean energy transition is inclusive of diverse and underserved communities.
Since January 2022, the Alliance has convened more than 500 employers, education and training providers, organized labor, community-based and energy justice organizations, workforce program designers and funders, and policymakers. With the goal of defining actionable solutions to shared workforce challenges, the Alliance has collectively identified and shared challenges, best practices, resources, and key information through structured, results-oriented meetings.
The Inflation Reduction Act (IRA) and Bipartisan Infrastructure Law (BIL) include unprecedented funding for clean energy, including resources to cultivate the diverse workforce of the future. Workforce professionals across the country are preparing to meet the dramatic need to scale efforts, but resources and support are needed, especially at the local and regional levels.
Join the National Clean Energy Workforce Alliance and federal and state funders for an informative discussion about where to get started to secure available workforce funding. We discuss both funding appropriated through the IRA and BIL, as well as other resources available to comply with new labor standards and accelerate the equitable development of local and regional workforce ecosystems.
- Jason Walsh, BlueGreen Alliance
- Vanietta Armstrong, Division of Workforce, Operations, and Investments (DWOI), Employment and Training Administration, U.S. Department of Labor
- Mary MacPherson (Shoemaker), Program Manager, Office of State and Community Energy Programs (SCEP), U.S. Department of Energy
- Tagwongo Obomsawin, State of Maine Governor’s Energy Office
The Alliance is led by the Interstate Renewable Energy Council (IREC) and the National Council for Workforce Education (NCWE), with support from Bank of America.