Workforce Education and Training

Workforce Education and Training

The Southern California Regional Energy Network (SoCalREN) Workforce Development Program provides training, tools, and opportunities for minority participants in disadvantaged communities to pursue careers in energy and water efficiency. Our Workforce Education and Training Program initiatives include:

  • How to do Business with SoCalREN: The E-Contractor Academy Training Workshop Series. These workshops share energy efficiency program opportunities with local contractors.
  • E-Contractor Academy. This program prepares small and minority contractors for the process of competing for and performing energy efficiency projects.
  • One-on-One Technical Assistance. Support is available for contractors who would like technical assistance with energy efficiency projects, including retrofits through the SoCalREN Multifamily Program.

The program is implemented by Emerald Cities Collaborative (ECC) and also offers business development and capacity building for under-represented businesses in the energy efficiency sector. Learn more about Emerald Cities Collaborative.

2019 SoCalREN Workforce Education and Training Flyer

The Workforce Development Program continually pursues new ways to provide greater employment opportunity to under-represented individuals performing energy efficiency project work.

If you have additional questions, please contact Wendy Angel with ECC via email or by using the contact form at right.

Workforce Development Resources

The following resources were developed to provide additional information about apprenticeship and workforce resources available throughout the SoCalREN service area.

Apprenticeship Prep Guide Apprenticeship Resource Guide Workforce Support Guide