Workforce Development

Workforce Development programs are administered by the NECEC Institute, a supporting entity of the New England Clean Energy Council. Click here to learn more. The online education and training directory
Under contract to the Massachusetts Clean Energy Center and the State of Vermont, the NECEC Institute and NEEP manage a comprehensive online directory of clean energy education offerings at the PhD, Master, Undergraduate, Associate and Certificate level. is the only resource of its kind in the United States.
2013 Massachusetts Clean Energy Industry Report
Under contract to BW Research Partnership, the Institute’s Kevin Doyle again served on the research and writing team for this annual Massachusetts Clean Energy Center report, now in its third year.  The 36-page report is online at
MA Community Colleges and Workforce Development Transformation Agenda
Under contract to the Massachusetts community college system through a grant from the US Department of Labor, the NECEC Institute provides consulting and employer engagement assistance to Massachusetts community colleges offering clean energy related degree and certificate programs.  Activities have included statewide employer/educator roundtable meetings (energy efficiency, solar, sustainable facilities management), curriculum reviews, and internship connections.  Info is at
Massachusetts Accelerated Energy Program (AEP) Workforce Program
Under contract to the MA Division of Capital Asset Management and Maintenance (DCAMM), the NECEC Institute provides workforce development consulting to the AEP, a $450 million initiative to install energy and water efficiency upgrades at 700 courthouses, schools, office buildings, prisons, jails, parks and other facilities in 700 days.
2012 Rhode Island Energy Efficiency Employment Support Study
Under contract to National Grid, NECEC Institute conducted a research study to determine the number of direct, “full time equivalent” (FTE) jobs that were supported by private and public energy efficiency programs in 2012.  They study found 528.13 FTEs in Rhode Island. Read the report
New Bedford Wind Energy Workforce Preparation Project
Under the last year of a grant from the Garfield Foundation, the NECEC Institute will provide consulting assistance beginning in October, 2013 to the New Bedford Economic Development Council in efforts to assure that job creation related to wind energy expansion in the region provides benefits to local, low-income, lower-skilled and minority residents.
Massachusetts Clean Energy Industry Internship Program
On a pro bono basis, NECEC proudly partners with the Massachusetts Clean Energy Center  to offer this best-in-the-nation paid internship program.  Now in its third year, the program has placed 328 interns at 110 clean energy companies, many of whom have been hired into permanent jobs at their host companies.  Info is at