About the Clean Energy Jobs & Workforce Accelerator
The Clean Energy Jobs and Workforce Accelerator focuses on the creation of good, family-supporting careers in clean energy that are accessible to everyone, including individuals with employment barriers and under-represented populations. Learn more
Join the U.S. Department of Energy’s Office of Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy (EERE) in a virtual workshop on the Clean Energy Jobs and Workforce Accelerator Program. Learn about creating high-quality, accessible careers in clean energy, share your experiences, and connect with others in the field. Don't miss this opportunity to contribute your ideas and insights!
EERE is seeking stakeholder input on the Clean Energy Jobs & Workforce Accelerator, a potential new workforce program aimed at ensuring historic investments in clean energy result in high-quality, accessible careers.
In this virtual workshop, participants will learn about the program concept and be asked to offer ideas on how this program could benefit workers and communities, key topics to include in trainings, and how to coordinate or partner with similar programs and initiatives. Participants will also be asked to share relevant experiences addressing job quality and job access in clean energy, and to connect with others in the growing field of equitable clean energy development.
*Agenda subject to change
|Time (EST||Agenda Item||Who|
|1:00 p.m. – 1:15 p.m.||Welcome and Introduction||Alejandro Moreno, Acting Assistant Secretary for Energy Efficiency, U.S. Department of Energy-EERE|
|1:15 p.m. – 1:45 p.m.||Context for Clean Energy Jobs & Workforce Accelerator Program||Shrayas Jatkar, Senior Advisor for Good Jobs & Workforce Development, U.S. Department of Energy-EERE|
|1:45 p.m. – 2:45 p.m.||Stakeholder input on program ideas||Participants|
|2:45 p.m. – 3:15 p.m.||Break (optional virtual networking)|
|3:15 p.m. – 3:45 p.m.||Sharing experiences with workforce partnerships||Participant Speakers|
|3:45 p.m. – 4:15 p.m.||Keynote Address||Jessica Buendia, National Director, Green For All and Vice President of Sustainability, Dream.org|
|4:15 p.m. – 4:30 p.m.||Closing||All|