A Skilled Workforce for California’s Energy, Construction, & Utility Sector
through new skills for the Advanced Energy Economy.
Goal: Bridge regional workforce capacity and competency gaps.
TESC focuses on providing skills for family-wage jobs to the 9.5M people in communities where poor air quality and related health issues intersect with high unemployment and poverty. Facilitating a unified approach among the state’s primary educators, TESC creates strategic alignment among industry, Labor, economic development entities, community-based organizations, and social and environmental justice advocates.
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California is faced with two challenges: (1) engaging more entry level workers from disadvantaged communities in advanced energy careers and (2) managing the transition from traditionally blue-collar jobs into positions that require increased skills in automation and information/communications systems. The reports below offer insights into these challenges and the opportunities they create.
Please see Regional Snapshots that detail the environmental and economic challenges faced by disadvantaged communities.
Regional forums combine industry and economic development
perspectives to build the case for action at the regional level.
The Energy Skills Collaborative has conducted four regional forums across the state.