Calling all energy efficiency training programs in the Peoria region!
Do you teach classes or provide training to prepare people for energy efficiency jobs?
Would you like to make sure training aligns with employer needs? Want to help your students connect to jobs?
Join the Energy Efficiency Workforce Initiative to grow the energy efficiency workforce in Peoria.
How will this initiative support you?
- We'll promote your training program among employers, students and job seekers
- We'll help connect your students to available jobs and internships
- We'll provide support to fill skill and training gaps, identified by employers
What does participation look like?
- Share training opportunities
- Learn about the skill needs identified by employers
- Help direct your students to jobs and internships
Do you train workers for the energy efficiency workforce?
This 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 may not have a specific energy efficiency focus, but they still train students for efficiency work. You are part of an energy efficiency training program if you train people for jobs such as:
- 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
Will my students be able to find 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 energy efficiency training programs like yours. Work with us!