sponsored by New Energy Nexus to increase participation by underserved
populations in new jobs driven by California’s decarbonization mandates.
ABOUT THE INITIATIVE
The Energy Skills Collaborative (TESC) increases participation in the advanced energy economy in communities where health and financial well-being are most impacted by environmental distress. Specific opportunities include:
- Prepare residents for family-wage careers
- Upgrade workforce competencies to improve environmental quality through building and industrial process automation.
Supporting California’s statewide decarbonization policies, TESC focuses advanced energy workforce development on environmentally distressed communities representing 9.5M citizens. TESC strategically aligns industry, Labor, education, economic development, and community-based organizations, effectively braiding state and regional resources to directly benefit communities.
This Collaborative has demonstrated success in workforce solutions for renewable energy, advanced lighting and controls, electric vehicle charging, energy storage, and microgrid integration. Further advances are supported by TESC research into automation workforce competencies that are informed by strategic partnerships with automation industry leaders.
ABOUT NEW ENERGY NEXUS
New Energy Nexus strives towards an abundant world with a 100% clean energy economy for 100% of the population in the shortest time possible. To make this lasting change our work must uplift communities around the globe who have been and continue to be left behind by the failed paradigm of a fossil-fuel economy. To do this we fund, connect and grow diverse new energy entrepreneurs and innovators worldwide. We know that focusing on justice and sustainability, while bringing clean energy access for all, will yield greater social and economic dividends. The future of clean energy is 100% for the 100%.
We support diverse entrepreneurs to drive innovation and build equity into the global clean energy economy.
OUR ADVISORY COUNCIL
Moderator: Gregg D. Ander – Senior Fellow, Navigant Research and Principal, Gregg D. Ander LLC
Technology Integration Drives Workforce Demand
Meeting California’s decarbonization goals requires deployment of “Integrated Distributed Resources” (IDERs) to minimize carbon emissions from the state’s 10 billion square feet of commercial buildings. This integration applies multiple renewable and energy efficiency strategies under the control of a system automation platform, typically configured as a “microgrid”. Simpler forms of IDER integration are being adopted in residential buildings.
Each IDER deployment requires workers with upgraded skills that the state’s primary education and training providers must deliver.