About Green Workforce Connect for Clean Energy Apprenticeships

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Green Workforce Connect is bringing together employers, educators, and job seekers to support the growth of a highly trained and diverse energy workforce. One of the opportunities featured on this platform is the Registered Apprenticeship in clean energy industries.

Apprenticeships offer many benefits to both job seekers and employers. In an apprenticeship, employees are trained for a career through a combination of paid on-the-job training under the supervision of a mentor and related technical instruction (in person or online). 

For employers, apprenticeships can improve recruitment and retention of workers and help build a well-trained and diverse workforce. For individuals in apprenticeships, the benefits include the opportunity to earn a wage while obtaining training for a quality career. 

Apprenticeships for clean energy careers are expanding rapidly. They offer great potential for growing the clean energy workforce in a way that ensures high-quality standards and opens pathways for people of all backgrounds. 

Despite the myriad benefits of apprenticeships, it can be hard for both job seekers and employers to know where to start. Green Workforce Connect aims to address this challenge by providing a central hub for identifying apprenticeship opportunities and resources. 

Individuals interested in participating in apprenticeships can identify programs where they can apply. Employers that want to offer apprenticeships can identify group programs that they may be able to join and find resources to support the development and delivery of apprenticeship training for a variety of occupations. Existing apprenticeship programs can use this platform to share information about their programs with interested candidates and receive inquiries. 

Finding Registered Apprenticeship Programs

Green Workforce Connect features a database of diverse organizations with clean energy career offerings, including training providers and employers, all searchable by location, the types of programs and services they offer, and other characteristics. This database includes organizations that offer apprenticeships. 

To explore apprenticeships in your area, visit the Connect Now page and enter your zip code at the top of the page to see a list of organizations near you.  For an example of how this works, see the screenshot below. 

Apprenticeship Resources for Employers

If you’re a clean energy employer interested in launching a Registered Apprenticeship program, you’ve come to the right place. Through a contract with the U.S. Department of Labor, the Apprenticeships in Clean Energy (ACE) Network offers technical assistance at no cost to help you either start your own Registered Apprenticeship program or join a group program with other employers. We also offer financial assistance on a first-come, first-served basis. 

As a first step, we encourage you to read our one-page flyer to learn more about the ACE Network. If you’re interested in receiving technical assistance from the ACE Network, fill out our intake form with your information, and we will get back to you shortly.

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Who Is Involved in Green Workforce Connect for Apprenticeships?

Green Workforce Connect is led by the Interstate Renewable Energy Council (IREC), a national nonprofit organization that builds the foundation for rapid adoption of clean energy and energy efficiency to benefit people, the economy, and our planet. 

The apprenticeship information and organization profiles listed under this site have been developed by the ACE Network. This network is a national coalition of industry, training, and workforce development leaders to expand and diversify Registered Apprenticeship opportunities in the rapidly evolving clean energy sector. It is led IREC in its role as a U.S. Department of Labor–recognized Industry Intermediary for Registered Apprenticeships in clean energy. 

Our ACE Network partners that have supported these web resources include:

This project has been funded, either wholly or in part, with federal funds from the Department of Labor’s Employment & Training Administration under contract number [1605C2-23-C-0015]. The contents of this publication do not necessarily reflect the views or policies of the Department of Labor, nor does mention of trade names, commercial products, or organizations imply endorsement of same by the U.S. Government.