With California’s burgeoning energy efficiency, electrification and decarbonization workforce expected to grow at least 8 percent in coming years, Pacific Gas and Electric Company (PG&E) is helping ensure current and future workers are ready to succeed.
Through PG&E Energy Training Centers, California clean energy workers and jobseekers can access more than 400 educational resources to help expand their technical skills.
Programs include live, online energy efficiency classes led by experts in fields such as architecture, construction, maintenance, and homebuilding. The courses provide training in new technology and practical skills architects, engineers, HVAC technicians and others can apply on their jobs immediately.
“We are proud to provide those who design, build and operate buildings in California with a broad range of no-cost, high-quality training experiences that will help them participate to their fullest potential in achieving California's climate goals, expand their skills and advance along their own career pathway,” said Angela McDonald, Workforce Education & Training Manager
New courses added this year expand training on the benefits of electrification and advanced electric technology such as pump water heating, induction cooking and heat pump space heating and cooling.
Anyone can sign up for a free online course by visiting the Energy Centers catalog of classes.
The Energy Centers also offer resources for K-12 school programs, training to obtain certifications, and a free tool lending library for specific projects.