Calling all students and job seekers in the Peoria region!
Are you looking for a fast-paced, rewarding career in a growing industry?
Would you like to work in a career where you can help others have more comfortable homes while saving money?
Consider a career in energy efficiency!
Connect with the Energy Efficiency Workforce Initiative to join the energy efficiency workforce in Peoria.
How will this initiative support me?
- We'll help you land a job in the exciting field of energy efficiency
- We'll connect you to training programs to develop the skills you need to succeed
- We'll provide connections to community resources to help you overcome barriers to employment
What does participation look like?
- Let us know that you're interested in an energy efficiency job by contacting us
- Find out how energy efficiency jobs align with your skills and interests
- Take advantage of job openings and training programs
What is a job in energy efficiency?
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. No matter your interests, age, or and skill set, there is an energy efficiency career pathway for you. People in energy efficiency are involved in:
- 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
What is 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.
In addition, 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 people like you connect to energy efficiency jobs and training programs. Connect with us!