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As the clean energy sector continues to grow in Massachusetts, MassCEC is committed to running programs that connect the state’s clean energy companies with the workers they need to keep and expand their operations in the Commonwealth.

MassCEC offers opportunities for college students and recent graduates to work at paid internships at existing companies, funds programs that provide on-the-job training for low- and moderate-income workers looking to improve their financial standing and supports programs that help teach students the skills they need to succeed in the jobs of today and tomorrow.

MassCEC Jobs Board – Find out about and post clean energy jobs based in Massachusetts. Search by location, job type, company and more. 

Massachusetts Clean Energy Internship Program – MassCEC's Massachusetts Clean Energy Internship Program connects students and recent graduates with Massachusetts clean energy companies seeking to employ interns. MassCEC provides stipends for interns during fall, spring and summer sessions.

Massachusetts Clean Energy Careers Training and Education Directory – Connects energy efficiency and renewable energy industry professionals, job seekers and students with education and training opportunities throughout the state.

3,000th Intern Placed with no End in Sight!

 

About a year and a half ago we were celebrating how quickly the MassCEC Internship Program was growing. My previous post spoke to the team’s pride at having placed our 2,000th intern and looked forward to the next thousand.

We are excited to announce that this summer session MassCEC placed its 3,000th intern! As it is also coincidentally my last session managing the program, this is very satisfying. A huge thank you to all the employers that make this program possible!

Massachusetts Clean Energy Center Announces Workforce Assessment for Offshore Wind Industry

Subtitle: 
Over 2,000 Jobs to Be Created by Offshore Wind Procurement
Announcement Date: 
Thursday, April 26, 2018
Location: 
Boston

The Massachusetts Clean Energy Center today released a report on the workforce needs and economic impact of the emerging offshore wind industry, finding that the deployment of 1,600 megawatts (MW) of offshore wind is estimated to create between 2,270 and 3,170 job years - defined as one person working full-time for one year - during construction over the next ten years and generate between $675 million and $800 million in direct economic output in Massachusetts. The Offshore Wind Workforce Report, sponsored by the Massachusetts Clean Energy Center (MassCEC) and authored by Bristol Community College, UMass Dartmouth and the Massachusetts Maritime Academy, also provides analysis and recommendations to guide the training and development needs for the offshore wind industry workforce in Massachusetts. In 2016, Governor Baker signed bipartisan energy diversification legislation authorizing the largest procurement of clean energy generation in Massachusetts’ history, including approximately 1,600 MW of offshore wind energy and approximately 9,450,000 megawatts hours (MWh) of clean energy, including large-scale hydropower.

“The results of the Offshore Wind Workforce Report highlight the incredible economic opportunities created by the energy diversification legislation signed by Governor Baker, in addition to ensuring the procurement of cost-effective, locally produced clean energy that will help us reduce greenhouse gas emissions,” said Energy and Environmental Affairs (EEA) Secretary Matthew Beaton. “The offshore wind sector is poised to create thousands of well-paying job opportunities in the Commonwealth, and through identifying the necessary training and credentials required, this report will help prepare Massachusetts workers to take full advantage of the industry’s significant job creation potential.”

Additionally, the report found that between 140 to 255 operations and maintenance job years will be generated and sustained annually throughout the 25-year life of an offshore wind farm. When taking into account direct, indirect (supply chain), and induced impacts, the deployment of 1,600 MW of offshore wind is estimated to support between 6,870 and 9,850 job years over the next ten years and generate a total economic impact in Massachusetts of between $1.4 billion to $2.1 billion.

“The information in this study will be critical to developing a workforce that can contribute to the emerging offshore wind industry,” said MassCEC CEO Stephen Pike. “With our proud maritime heritage and robust innovation sector, Massachusetts workers are well-positioned, with the necessary training, to participate in this new American industry.”

To ensure the Commonwealth can maximize the economic benefits of the emerging industry, the assessment identifies the critical offshore wind workforce and training needs and makes recommendations for collaborative action between industry, government, educational institutions, and labor to ensure that Massachusetts has a trained and ready offshore wind workforce. The report details the specific education, skills and health and safety credentials required for each job associated with developing offshore wind projects, including engineers, technicians, marine scientists, crane operators, divers, construction workers, water transportation workers, steel workers, and electricians, among others.

The Offshore Wind Workforce Report also identifies recommendations and strategies to better position the state’s educational institutions and training centers to develop and serve a burgeoning offshore wind workforce, including recommending strategic investment in curriculum development, courses, equipment and facilities necessary to provide in-state training and certification programs. To capitalize on the opportunities identified in the report, MassCEC plans to issue a request for proposals to fund initiatives that support the development of a trained and ready Massachusetts offshore wind workforce.

“This report identifies clear actions that Bristol Community College can take to train Massachusetts workers for the offshore wind industry. With the only offshore wind certificate and associate degree programs in the United States, BCC will provide workers with the technical skills and safety training required for success in offshore wind,” said Bristol Community College President Laura Douglas. “The college has collaborations in place with developers, equipment manufacturers, and key union organizations to use best practices in training and competency solutions to prepare workers.”

“This study demonstrates the job-creating potential of offshore wind development and further solidifies our region as the epicenter of the blue economy,” UMass Dartmouth Chancellor Robert E. Johnson said. “Fully realizing the economic benefits of offshore wind and other components of the marine sector now requires an unprecedented level of regional partnership among communities, industry, and educational institutions.”

"This report highlights key opportunities for the Massachusetts Maritime Academy to bring our substantial experience in training and educating workers in the maritime and energy industries, gained over our 127-year history, to this new exciting offshore wind sector,” said Massachusetts Maritime Academy President Rear Admiral Francis McDonald. “We look forward to seeing our graduates become professional mariners who will operate the vessels associated with the construction, operation and maintenance of offshore wind farms right in our own back yard."

“This report offers us a suggested road map with which to determine what Massachusetts will need to ensure a solid, well-trained off-shore wind workforce in a number of sectors,” said House Speaker Pro Tempore, Representative Patricia A. Haddad. “These will be good paying jobs designed to address our twenty-first century needs.”

“Massachusetts is poised to lead the nation in deploying the largest offshore wind farm in the United States,” said State Representative Thomas A. Golden, Jr., Chairman of the Joint Committee on Telecommunications, Utilities, and Energy.  “MassCEC’s report confirms the incredible opportunities before the state, whether it be training and workforce development, employment opportunities for thousands of workers, or collaborative partnerships between government, academia, and industry.”

“In order for the offshore wind industry to flourish here in New Bedford, our region’s institutional assets must continue to work collaboratively,” said State Representative Antonio F.D. Cabral (D-New Bedford). “MassCEC’s report highlights the potential for significant job growth, so long as we develop a strong, knowledgeable workforce. The networks we’ve built over the years—our regional universities, state entities, and business leaders—will propel us in the right direction.”

“The South Coast is the center of the blue economy and this report further solidifies our leadership role in the revitalization of clean energy in the Commonwealth,” said State Representative Paul Schmid (D-New Bedford).  “Offshore wind makes sense for our environment, our growing economy, and our residents of Massachusetts.”

MassCEC is funded by the Renewable Energy Trust, which was created by the Massachusetts Legislature in 1998. A systems benefit charge paid by customers of investor owned utilities and five municipal electric departments that have opted into the program funds the trust.

Startup Linkup — Recurring Mentor/'Trep Meetup Event

Event Time: 
Tuesday, August 23, 2016 - 6:00 PM to 8:00 PM
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Event Location: 
TechSandBox
105B South St
Hopkinton , MA 01748

Startup Linkup, where potential Mentors and Entrepreneurs connect.

We are turning the program around this time to offer prospective Mentors the opportunity to 'strut their stuff' by telling us who they are, what they do, and why they be a great Mentor or Advisor. Three minute pitches for Mentors. Then, entrepreneurs pick the ones they want to meet.

More info HERE. Only $10. Free parking.

Job Seeker

The time is now. Join the clean energy workforce.

The clean energy industry is constantly growing and employs workers from a host of different fields – including business, computer science and engineering. The 2015 Massachusetts Clean Energy Industry Report showed an 11.9 percent increase in clean energy jobs between 2014 and 2015, and this industry has no indication of slowing down. 

MassCEC's First Annual Spring Career Fair

Event Time: 
Wednesday, April 13, 2016 - 4:00 PM to 7:00 PM
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Event Location: 
Massachusetts Clean Energy Center
63 Franklin Street 3rd Floor
Boston , MA 02110

MassCEC's First Annual Spring Career Fair is a FREE event where students and job seekers can meet with representatives from the clean energy industry in Massachusetts and network with industry professionals and employers. Learn about job opportunities in the clean energy sector and meet with over 15 companies recruiting for open positions. Companies attending include:

  • Altenex, LLC
  • CivicSolar
  • CoolGreenPower, LLC
  • Enel Green Power
  • EnerNOC
  • Eversource
  • Green Century Capital Management
  • Hancock Software
  • Nexamp
  • RevoluSun
  • SolarFlair Energy, Inc.
  • Sustainable Energy Advantage, LLC
  • United Solar Associates, LLC
  • WegoWise, Inc.
  • XL Hybrids
  • Zapotec Energy

...and more!

Light snacks and refreshments will be provided. Remember to bring copies of your resume!

To register, click here.

Greentown Labs Cleantech Intern Fair

Event Time: 
Thursday, March 03, 2016 - 5:30 PM to 8:30 PM
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Event Location: 
Greentown Labs
28 Dane Street
Somerville , MA 02143

Are you a student interested in cleantech and energy? Do you need a summer internship? If yes, then look no further!

The Greentown Labs Cleantech Intern Fair is your perfect resource for connecting with innovative startups working to solve the world's biggest energy and environmental challenges. A summer internship should be so much more than making copies and getting coffee, you should feel committed and proud of the impact you make on the company you spend your summer with. Students of all majors are encouraged to apply but those with a business or engineering focus are highly sought after! (Pssst: Remember to bring copies of your resume!) 

For more information, click here.

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