Calling all community and workforce development organizations in the Peoria region!
Do you offer employment or training services, helping to connect people to jobs?
Do you provide support services for underserved groups of people?
Are you interested in connecting people to well-paying jobs and training opportunities?
Join the Energy Efficiency Workforce Initiative to grow the energy efficiency workforce in Peoria.
First step: Fill out this engagement form
We'll take care of the rest
Share a training opportunity or support service, help connect job seekers to jobs and training, and connect with us to provide support services
How will this initiative support you and the people you serve?
- We'll help the people you serve find employment in energy efficiency
- We'll raise awareness of career pathways in energy efficiency
- We'll connect job seekers to your services to help them overcome employment barriers
What does participation look like?
- Identify job seekers who may be interested in energy efficiency jobs and training
- Provide information about support services for job seekers
- Work with us to help overcome barriers to employment
Interested in helping to build the energy efficiency workforce?
The initiative focuses on jobs that provide products and services to improve the energy efficiency of homes and buildings. These jobs help people save money on utility costs and make buildings safer and more comfortable. Some training programs and jobs may not have a specific energy efficiency focus, but they are still part of the energy efficiency workforce. Energy efficiency jobs include:
- HVAC installation and maintenance
- Sales and marketing for efficiency programs
- Building design or construction
- Manufacturing of efficiency products
- Insulation work
- Program management for efficiency programs
- Electrical work
- Financing and accounting to facilitate efficiency projects
- Lighting design
- Energy audits
The market for energy efficiency jobs
Though the energy efficiency workforce experienced setbacks during the pandemic, overall demand is strong for energy efficiency jobs, with federal and state funding to support energy efficiency programs. There are over 2,500 energy efficiency jobs in the Peoria region, with plenty of room for growth.
90% of Illinois energy efficiency employers have indicated that it is difficult or very difficult to fill jobs, as shown in the figure below from the 2020 U.S. Energy and Employment Report. The Peoria Energy Efficiency Workforce Collaborative seeks to address this need by helping to connect people to job training programs like yours. Work with us!