At its core, workforce development aims to grow individual’s skills and develop a foundation of relevant knowledge to help them succeed in the workforce. With the growing popularity of green buildings and energy efficiency industries, there are numerous resources you can use to gain insight into energy infrastructure workforce development in the U.S. and beyond. These resources can help you address your workforce needs or take the next step toward a career in energy efficiency.
The Better Buildings website offers numerous opportunities for individuals to learn about workforce development. Access information on career guidance, credentials, trainings and internships and other opportunities. Individuals can view on-demand webinars to learn more about resiliency, zero energy buildings, and more.
The Green Buildings Career Map outlines numerous professions, including architecture, engineering, building operations, commercial & institutional construction/retrofitting, residential & multifamily construction/retrofitting, and more. View advancement routes, sample multi-sector routes, and discover career paths in the energy efficiency sector that do not require a college degree.
Upcoming OR-MEP Workforce Development Resources
Stay tuned for new workforce development resources from OR-MEP in the coming months. Explore videos and fact sheets that focus on apprenticeship and career path information for key trades, including electricians, carpenters, heating, ventilation, air conditioning, and refrigeration mechanics, and plumbers.