The E2Tech community has long been interested in supporting building a diverse, high-quality workforce to improve the effectiveness of the various clean energy industry. sectors. Adding additional emphasis, the state has committed itself to meeting a state-lead climate action plan that has ambitious goals. How do we actually meet these goals and address the clear challenge that climate change demands?
HVAC and weatherization work provides both energy savings benefits and home comfort by investing in green, site-specific solutions to manage energy usage, build climate resilience, and improve and reduce energy costs.
Several members have been doing this by building training programs, supporting small business development, advancing policy or regulatory solutions, and exploring other innovative approaches.
Eager to learn more? Join E2Tech for the webinar What Works: Building a Clean Energy Workforce from 8 to 10AM ET on Tuesday Oct 5.
The webinar will start with owners of companies first hand describing the issues they see in their business day to day, explore lessons learned through several workforce programs developed by the state, look for chances to build partnerships between local government leaders, frontline community-led groups, and employers actually living the challenge.
Speakers will share their successes and challenges in working with their communities to build the workforce for home comfort and energy savings infrastructure. They will also share their perspectives on the important roles government, business and philanthropy can play in building this sector.
Speakers include (panel in formation):
Martha Bentley, Director, Economic Development Coordination, Maine Department of Economic and Community Development
Richard Burbank, CEO, Evergreen Home Performance
Joan Dolan, Director of Apprenticeship & Strategic Partnerships, Maine Department of Labor
Scott Libby, CEO, Royal River Heat Pumps
Elizabeth Fortin, Dean of Workforce Training and Professional Development, Kennebec Valley Community College
This event is sponsored by Tallo.