Mar 8, 2024

Springfield, MA – Massachusetts Clean Energy Center (MassCEC) announced nearly $8.7 million in grant awards to invest in planning, capacity, training and equipment for climate-critical jobs in the clean energy and climatetech sector. MassCEC CEO, Dr. Emily Reichert, announced the newest slate of awards as part of the Western Mass Clean Energy Workforce Summit, an event focused on providing partnership-building opportunities and aligning regional stakeholders to support the expanding needs of the clean energy ecosystem in Western Massachusetts.

“The heroes of the clean energy transition will be the electricians, HVAC installers, and builders,” said Massachusetts Secretary of Energy and Environmental Affairs Rebecca Tepper. “With these funds, we’ll be fostering another class of green construction experts, upgrading training equipment, and bringing fresh talent into these lucrative fields. Training up our workforce is critical to reaching our climate goals.”

The awards will fund 18 lead organizations to work with 35 partners across Massachusetts to expand career awareness, internship opportunities, new entrant and upskilling training, access to modern training equipment and infrastructure, and support to Minority- and Women-Owned Businesses (MWBEs) in climate-critical fields. These awardees join over 110 other active MassCEC workforce grantees and partners working to scale opportunities and access to climate-critical occupations.

Read the full article at High-Profile.

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