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Workforce Development programs are administered by the NECEC Institute, a supporting entity of the New England Clean Energy Council. Click here to learn more.
New England Clean Energy Industry Human Resources Director Professional Network
Launched in 2012, the HR Director’s Network provides a forum for HR leaders in the clean energy industry to share ideas and best practices and collaborate to promote the industry.
2012 Massachusetts Clean Energy Summer Internship Program
The Massachusetts Clean Energy Center (MassCEC) again partnered with the New England Clean Energy Council to offer the nation's largest paid summer internship program exclusively focused on work/learning opportunities in the clean energy industry. The 2012 program completed an extremely successful year, receiving applications from hundreds of students and dozens of companies, resulting in 145 clean energy summer interns placed at seventy-seven Massachusetts companies. Click here for a full listing of interns, their colleges and majors, and all host companies. The Massachusetts Clean Energy Center budgeted over $700,000 to support intern stipends, and will continue this groundbreaking program in 2013.
The 2011 inagural program was an outstanding success, with 117 interns selected for paid summer positions at 70 different clean energy companies. Over 800 Massachusetts college students applied for the highly competitive positions.
New England Clean Energy Industry Education and Training Directory
Employers and job-seekers can find a comprehensive, continually updated directory of all clean energy training and education programs in Massachusetts and Vermont at www.cleanenergyeducation.org. The Council co-manages this much-needed resource with Northeast Energy Efficiency Partnerships (NEEP).
The directory lists hundreds of doctoral, masters, undergraduate, community college and certificate programs of different energy efficiency and renewable energy careers. The interactive database lets users sort the directory in any desired combination to find exactly the right education or job training offering to meet their unique needs.
2012 Clean Energy Industry Labor Market Studies
MassSAVE Energy Efficiency Workforce Impact Studies
In 2009, NECEC completed an analysis of the number of jobs in Massachusetts supported by the state's MassSAVE residential energy efficiency program and the related low-income energy efficiency program delivered by the state's community assistance programs. A related study examined some of the workforce needs of the state's commercial and industrial energy efficiency programs. Finally, the 2009 study made predictions for workforce impacts from projected MassSAVE energy efficiency investments through 2012.
In 2011, all of the state's investor-owned utilities joined to contract with the NECEC Institute for a study of actual workforce impacts in 2011.
Results of the new workforce impact studies were released on November 1st, 2012.
2012 Massachusetts Clean Energy Industry Report
In 2011, the Massachusetts Clean Energy Center (www.masscec.com) contracted with BW Research Partnership to determine the number of clean energy firms and clean energy employees in Massachusetts. The New England Clean Energy Council was a partner with BW Research Partnership in the design and delivery of the study. The 2011 Massachusetts Clean Energy Industry Report found that over 64,000 people worked at 4,900 different employers in 23 different clean energy sectors.
As called for in the 2008 Massachusetts Green Jobs Act, the Clean Energy Industry Report was updated this summer, and the Council is once again involved. The 2012 Massachusetts Clean Energy Industry Report from the Massachusetts Clean Energy Center finds that there are more than 70,000 clean energy workers at nearly 5,000 clean energy firms in Massachusetts. Download the full report from the Center's home page at www.masscec.com. The Council's workforce development program assists the MassCEC in getting the word out about industry job growth.
Clean Energy Industry Needs for Community Colleges
The NECEC Institute was selected to provide technical assistance about clean energy industry workforce needs to community college leaders in MA under contract to the MA Community College/Workforce Development Transformation Agenda. The Agenda project is funded by the U.S. Department of Labor.