The Sponsors of Mass Save are committed to not only building the workforce of tomorrow, but ensuring it is dynamic and diverse.
The Massachusetts energy efficiency workforce is growing rapidly—over 80 percent between 2010 and 2020, to nearly 112,000 workers. To meet the demands for energy efficiency upgrades and carbon reduction, it will be imperative to continue growing our state’s energy workforce.
How We’re Helping
- Training new and diverse candidates, targeting multi-lingual 18- to 25-year-olds from backgrounds underrepresented in the energy efficiency workforce through our Clean Energy Pathways Program
- Sponsoring up to $250,000 annually in grants for energy efficiency training and certification programs through our Workforce Partnership Grant
- Educating certified minority-owned enterprises, women-owned enterprises, and veteran-owned businesses about energy efficiency contractor opportunities through our Mass Save Supplier Diversity Summits held twice each year.
- Increasing coordination with vocational/technical high schools, public high schools, and community colleges to offer energy efficiency career education curriculums.
- Growing and upskilling contractors, existing workers, and new entrants through additional training and education to recruit new contracting companies to work in energy efficiency