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 of Maine has committed itself to a climate action plan with very ambitious goals. How do we actually meet these goals and develop the workforce to address the clear challenge that climate change demands?
E2Tech members, who span the entire cleantech and sustainability industry, have been doing this by building training programs, supporting small business development, advancing policy or regulatory solutions, and exploring other innovative approaches. In this webinar, we’ll narrow our focus down to HVAC and weatherization work. This sector can provide both energy savings benefits and improved home comfort and is in high demand, but it is being held back by a lack of available installers and weatherization pros.
The discussion 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, then look for chances to build partnerships between local government leaders, frontline community-led groups, other employers, and you. Our goal is to get away from the charts and graphs that show the problem, and actually work on it, with a solution-forward session featuring extensive audience involvement.
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.
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
Moderated by Paul Williamson, Walden Renewables
This event is sponsored by Tallo.
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