Workforce Development and Training
Workforce development and training are essential components to a bustling economy. To meet the requirements of a clean energy economy as outlined in the Clean Energy Fund (CEF) and the Climate Leadership and Community Protection Act (Climate Act), NYSERDA has dedicated more than $100 million in funding to support clean energy workforce development and training. Read more about these different funding opportunities. Support is available in six separate categories:
- Training for building and operations staff to properly operate and maintain building systems;
- On-the-job training for new clean energy workers;
- Internships for students looking to gain hands-on skills at a clean energy company;
- Curriculum development to meet the demands of clean energy employers;
- Creation of a sustainable talent pipeline that can reduce the business cost of hiring new workers;
- Career pathways training for high-efficiency HVAC and heat pumps.
Building Operations and Maintenance Workforce Development Training Program. Building the skills of operations and maintenance employees are key for building managers and owners looking to reduce energy costs and carbon emissions. NYSERDA provides funding to help businesses develop training programs that create the education strategy, on-site training framework, and tools needed to advance the skills of building operations and maintenance workers. Support extends to training, apprenticeships, internships, and more. Find more information here.