The National Clean Energy Workforce Alliance

Community-Based Organization
Trainer & Educator
Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion
Energy Efficiency
Recruitment and Outreach
Renewable Energy
Workforce Development
Join a cross-sector effort to improve clean energy education, training, and job placement outcomes.

The National Clean Energy Workforce Alliance

The demand for workers in green energy occupations is higher than ever. How can we build a pool of highly qualified workers in the renewable and energy efficiency industries?

The answer: We’ll need comprehensive policies and programs that holistically address clean energy technology, growing industry capacity, and workforce development. We’ll also need unprecedented national coordination paired with direct action. 

In order to succeed, diverse stakeholders including employers, trainers, community-based organizations, and workforce program designers have the opportunity to communicate and collaborate. In this way, we can avoid duplicating efforts and take advantage of lessons learned from comparable workforce growth in other sectors. 

The National Clean Energy Workforce Alliance was developed to address this need.

The National Clean Energy Workforce Alliance is a cross-sector effort to improve clean energy education, training, and job placement outcomes and ensure that expanding clean energy job opportunities are inclusive of diverse candidates and underserved communities. Since January 2022, the Alliance has convened online more than 500 employers, training providers, community-based recruitment and support organizations, and energy justice organizations. 

The Alliance is led by the Interstate Renewable Energy Council (IREC) and the National Council for Workforce Education, with support from the Bank of America Charitable Foundation.

What We Offer

Monthly webinars with experts on key topics in clean energy workforce development.

Access to other tools and resources.

A network of hundreds of employers, training providers, and workforce development stakeholders with opportunities to collaborate.

Who can join?

1. Training, Education, and Credentialing Providers

    • Community and four-year colleges and universities, technical and vocational schools, organized labor, certifying bodies, and other for-profit and nonprofit providers.


2. Employer Recruitment & Retention (Clean Energy Industry)

    • Employers and trade associations representing all elements of the clean energy supply chain.


3. Providers of Recruitment and Support for Workers/Learners

    • Those recruiting and supporting learners and workers, including energy justice organizations, the U.S. Department of Labor workforce system, community action programs, training programs that provide wraparound services (i.e., Job Corps), and other community-based organizations.


4. Funders and Program Designers

    • Government agencies (policymakers, regulators, and program designers), foundations, utilities, and other entities funding workforce efforts.


Visit the IREC’s website to learn more about the National Clean Energy Workforce Alliance and view our webinars and other resources. To join the National Clean Energy Workforce Alliance, sign up here.