What's New on this site:
Minutes & notes from the Sacramento Region industry workforce consortium meeting held January 15 are now available here. Also see minutes from the March 14 Energy Sub-Committee meeting.
The Pacific Energy Center offers educational programs, design tools, advice, and support to create energy efficient buildings and comfortable indoor environments. Learn more here.
We've updated the EMSI jobs forecast data by county and region through 2017 for the top 20 commercial & industrial energy efficiency jobs here. We've also added regional and per occupation jobs forecast to the Employers section.
Employers, click here to get the latest information on where to recruit candidates for the energy efficiency jobs most critical to you. Also find information on the training and education programs that are turning out these highly qualified experts in energy efficiency. Check back frequently!
Advisory Meetings, April 25 & 28, 2014
The Executive Committee will meet on April 25, and the full Advisory Council will meet on April 28 at PG&E's Pacific Energy Center in San Francisco (dial-in & webinar facilities will be available). Please join the EWSS team as we lay out recommendations for 2014 work and help inform those recommendations.
Sacramento Construction & Energy Sectors Workforce Forum, Full Meeting March 25 - RSVP!
A full meeting of the Forum will be held at the WECA facility at the Mather Commerce Center in Rancho Cordova on 3-25-14, from 3:30-5pm. Please RSVP, and visit the new website for the Forum.
Industry stakeholders met on September 17 at Sacramento Employment & Training Agency (SETA), 925 Del Paso Blvd, Sacramento. Employers and workforce development professionals provided insights on workforce needs and training requirements. Presentation materials, minutes, and outcomes documents here.
This three course, graduate-level engineering program serves a dual cohort: dislocated engineers and technical professionals who want to transition into energy efficiency careers, and incumbent energy efficiency professionals that seek additional development of skills and knowledge. Courses begin September 26, 2013. Click here to learn more, or click here to register.
What's in the News:
Energy efficiency investments reap three times the economic rewards
A report by the Southeast Energy Efficiency Alliance (SEAA) indicates that every $1M invested in energy efficiency reaps $3.87M in economic output and 17.28 new jobs. See the full story and report in FierceEnergy 2-3-14.
Ecotech Institute Ranks CA 2nd of 50 in Energy Efficiency Jobs
Ecotech Institute released its Clean Jobs Index, comprising jobs related to energy efficiency, LEED projects, green pricing, net metering, and other factors. California ranks 4th overall and 2nd in the energy efficiency category. For full index results by state, click here 11-25-13.
Utilities show creativity under regulatory pressure
Utilities are seeing results from demand side management programs in the form of energy savings according to E Source. Of particular note are savings from strategies such as outreach and education or codes and standards. More at FierceEnergy 10-31-13.
CPUC rate authorization targets load reduction, job development
The CPUC authorized PG&E to offer both Standard and Enhanced Economic Development Rates for non-residential customers in order to stimulate employment opportunities. The CPUC decision targets a 5 percent reduction of load over the life of the program. Read more at FierceEnergy 10-8-13.
Bosses Lament: Sales Jobs Hard to Fill
USA Today reports that Sales Representative is the second-hardest job to fill behind skilled trades. Openings are at a 4-year high, but 35% of managers report that they can't find qualified candidates. See the full story in USA Today 7-21-13.
PG&E Earns First Platinum LEED
PG&E earned a Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design (LEED) Platinum Certification for the major remodel of its 1929, 145,000 square foot San Francisco Service Center Garage. For more information, see the story at FierceEnergy 7-17-13.