As industry grows, demand for trained algae researchers, scientists, and engineers increases.

Another bioenergy industry training and workforce development resource within the U.S. Department of Energy's Bioenergy Technologies Office (BETO) Bioenergy Career Map is the Algae Technology Educational Consortium (ATEC). This consortium is a collaboration between BETO, the Algae Foundation, and the National Renewable Energy Laboratory.

a photo of two scientists in a algae lab

Researchers processing algae cultures in light/growth room.  Photo courtesy of the National Renewable Energy Laboratory.

As the bioenergy industry grows, demand for trained algae researchers, scientists, and engineers increases. ATEC’s goal is to fill this demand by developing educational programs to strengthen industry workforce capabilities and by focusing on the skills required to support research and development and commercialization of algal products.

Explore workforce development opportunities in algae provided by ATEC and their academic partners.

A First-of-a-Kind Algal-Based College Certificate Program

Some of the Algae Technology Educational Consortium’s first graduates celebrate receiving their algal certificates from the Santa Fe Community College, in Santa Fe, New Mexico. Photo courtesy of Santa Fe Community College.

Photo courtesy of Santa Fe Community College.

Learn more about ATEC’s first graduating class that received certificates from the ATEC algal certificate program at Santa Fe Community College in Santa Fe, New Mexico.

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