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To pursue a clean energy career, you may need general as well as specialized training. A number of colleges and universities offer specializations in various clean energy fields, or even full degree programs. Community colleges can also be a great resource to get certified for a particular trade or get a two-year degree with clean energy credentials. Many other organizations offer courses and seminars on energy efficiency and renewable energy topics—in some cases for free. Check out the links featured here to find programs or courses that meet your needs and interests.

  • Colleges and Universities: Map with degree programs or specializations in clean energy fields.
  • Energy Workforce Training: Government agencies fund specific trainings and courses in Energy and Manufacturing across the US at various Community College and Universities. See a growing list of opportunities available.
  • Energy Management Training: The Federal Energy Management Program (FEMP) provides in-person and online training to foster and maintain a high-performance workforce to construct, operate, and maintain facilities in an energy-efficient, sustainable, and cost-effective manner. Energy managers can earn continuing education units by taking FEMP’s eTraining core courses available 24 hours a day, seven days a week.

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