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A large part of EERE technology deployment depends on the United States' ability to innovate, produce, install, maintain, and service advanced energy technologies. To support the market deployment of EERE technologies, education and talent efforts are focused on targeted activities along the education-to-employment pathway to engage all learners and attract highly-skilled professionals to renewable energy careers.
What We Do
EERE workforce and education activities range from publishing a one-stop monthly STEM Spark News; developing career visualization tools; showcasing our Energy Talks speakers; creating a systems-based approach framework for Energy Literacy; to organizing student competitions.
EERE efforts are focused on broadening participation to close the achievement gap in STEM fields. Multiple approaches to STEM jobs are provided to address the needs of the workforce, ranging from entry-level to the highly skilled.
Many workforce and education activities are administered by individual EERE Program Offices. Our program offices have been responsible for rapid scale-up of deployed energy efficiency and renewable energy technologies through technology-specific workforce training programs and creating job task analyses for selected sectors.