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For Training Providers and Community Partners

 

Support for those who empower New York’s clean energy workforce.

The transition from fossil fuels to clean energy is a key opportunity to ensure equitable access to the benefits of a clean energy economy for all. NYSERDA supports these efforts by providing training providers, schools, career counselors, and other workforce development professionals with the funding and information they need to share their clean energy expertise with a diverse audience of New Yorkers. Supporting training providers and community partners with these resources is a key strategy for ensuring that New York’s clean energy businesses have an adequate supply of trained professionals, and that New York State can achieve its world-leading clean energy goals.

NYSERDA is collaborating with a robust network of educators and service providers to prepare New York’s workforce for our clean energy economy through the following programs and resources:

Training Opportunities

Training for Current Employees

  • Building Operations & Maintenance Training Program: Empowers building operations and maintenance employees to significantly improve building efficiencies and reduce operating costs for building managers and owners, while contributing to the State’s energy efficiency and emission reduction goals.
  • Energy Efficiency & Clean Energy Technology Training: Provides funding for businesses to work with training providers to develop and offer technical training opportunities, relevant education, hands-on experiences, paid internships, apprenticeships, full-time jobs, or advanced formal training opportunities. This solicitation aims to ensure that both new and current employees, apprentices, journeypersons, and students have the skills, experiences, and qualifications they need to participate in New York’s growing clean energy economy.

Training for New Employees

  • Energy Efficiency & Clean Energy Technology Training: Provides funding for businesses to work with training providers to develop and offer technical training opportunities, relevant education, hands-on experiences, paid internships, apprenticeships, full-time jobs, or advanced formal training opportunities. This solicitation aims to ensure that both new and current employees, apprentices, journeypersons, and students have the skills, experiences, and qualifications they need to participate in New York’s growing clean energy economy.
  • Climate Justice Fellowships: Year-long, full-time fellowships for individuals that currently reside in a disadvantaged community or are from a priority population. NYSERDA will provide funding for salaries and professional development so that fellows may have the opportunity to work within businesses and organizations that advance climate justice and clean energy priorities for disadvantaged communities.

Job Placement Support

  • New York State Clean Energy Internships: Helps prepare the next generation of clean energy professionals by funding paid internships for clean energy training program participants, college students, and recent graduates at New York State’s clean energy businesses. Training providers are encouraged to help prospective interns learn more about participating businesses and apply today.
  • On-the-Job Training for Energy Efficiency & Clean Technology: Helps businesses find qualified candidates through the New York State Department of Labor (NYSDOL) and reduces the financial risk of hiring and training new employees by reimbursing up to 75% of a new hire’s wages for their first 16-24 weeks of employment and providing assistance for the development of training plans.

Additional Opportunities and Support for Training Providers

  • Connect with Partners: NYSERDA's Partner Connector facilitates connections among training providers, employers, community partners, and other organizations that are interested in forming partnerships and collaborating within our workforce development and training programs.
  • Request for Clean Energy Training Services: Seeks to establish a pool of training providers to deliver training, develop curriculum and/or training tools, and provide clean energy market expertise. Training providers secured under this request will offer broad program support to help ensure that New York’s clean energy businesses have an adequate pipeline of talent with the necessary skills, credentials, and experiences to participate in the clean energy economy.
  • Pay for Success Clean Energy Training: Prepares members of disadvantaged communities across New York for meaningful careers in the clean energy economy. NYSERDA will provide up-front funding for training and support services, while a third-party evaluator measures the impact on earnings over six years. The U.S. Departments of Treasury and Labor will contribute funding associated with projects that produce measurable outcomes.
  • Example Training Projects: Find inspiration for training projects by learning about the variety of technology areas, the mix of training providers, and the types of training program formats funded through NYSERDA’s Workforce Development and Training programs.