U.S. Department of Energy - Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy

Energy Education & Workforce Development

Education and Professional Development

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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 now offer specializations in various clean energy fields, or even full degree programs. Community colleges can also be a great resource if you want to get certified for a particular trade or get a two-year degree with clean energy credentials. And, 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 with degree programs or specializations in clean energy fields
  • Community colleges and training centers that offer two-year degrees or certificates for jobs in the expanding field of energy efficiency and renewable energy
  • 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.

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