SEI is a partner in the Bay Area Clean Energy Careers (BayCEC) grant, a 2.1 million dollar US Department of Labor Community Based Job Training Grant awarded to Skyline College. BayCEC is a partnership between local community colleges, the Workforce Investment Boards in the Bay Area, and key industry partners. BayCEC is dedicated to developing inventive and interchangeable approaches to support the clean energy industry.
SEI’s role in BAYCEC is leading content development for the Introduction to Clean Energy Careers Course, providing training resources and materials for High Schools and Regional Occupational Programs, providing support to Skyline College and College of Marin in outreach efforts, and leading an informative seminar for Workforce Investment Board One Stop Resource Center Counselors. This will build capacity for the clean energy industry by creating career pathways that provide multiple entry and exit points into energy efficiency, environmental control technology and solar energy technology careers.
Highlights of BayCEC Activities Include:
- Regional Collaborative - Create a regional industry-education partnership of community colleges, Workforce Investment Boards (WIBs), non-profits and employers, to provide training and career pathways in selected clean energy careers.
- Training Programs and Implementation – Create and provide training in energy efficiency careers such as energy auditing and retrofitting.
- Capacity Building – Create clean energy career pathways to provide multiple entry and exit points into the energy efficiency, environmental control technology and solar energy technology, including training at the K-12 system, CBO training centers and community colleges.