Solar Energy Technologies Program Workforce Development Activities

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The U.S. Department of Energy's Katie Bolcar talks about DOE’s Solar Instructor Training Network.

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Solar Energy Technologies Program Workforce Development Activities

  1. 1. SOLAR ENERGY TECHNOLOGIES PROGRAM The Parker Ranch installation in Hawaii Katie Bolcar SETP Workforce Development Lead for Workforce Development Activities Solar Energy Technologies Program U.S. Department of Energy October 11, 2010 kathleen.bolcar@ee.doe.gov 1 | DOE EERE Solar Program eere.energy.gov
  2. 2. Overview •  Analysis and Tools •  Solar Instructor Training Network •  Certification and Accreditation 2 | DOE EERE Solar Program eere.energy.gov
  3. 3. Analysis and Tools •  Labor Market Analysis •  PV JEDI (Jobs & Economic Development Impact) 2.0 •  Solar Workforce Scale-up: Lessons from other Countries and Industries 3 | DOE EERE Solar Program eere.energy.gov
  4. 4. Analysis and Tools •  Labor Market Analysis –  Nation-wide survey of firms that install solar –  Key occupations in PV and SHC installation –  Longitudinal study with data to be collected over 5 years –  Analysis on a national and regional basis •  Inform activities of Solar Instructor Training Network –  Planned release November 2010 •  Annual updates •  PV JEDI (Jobs & Economic Development Impact) 2.0 •  Solar Workforce Scale-up: Lessons from other Countries and Industries 4 | DOE EERE Solar Program eere.energy.gov
  5. 5. Analysis and Tools •  Labor Market Analysis •  PV JEDI (Jobs & Economic Development Impact) 2.0 –  Estimate state-level RPS impacts over multiple years –  Aggregated national impact estimates from state and proposed federal policies –  Web functionality –  Planned release November 2010 •  Solar Workforce Scale-up: Lessons from other Countries and Industries 5 | DOE EERE Solar Program eere.energy.gov
  6. 6. Analysis and Tools •  Labor Market Analysis •  PV JEDI (Jobs & Economic Development Impact) 2.0 •  Solar Workforce Scale-up: Lessons from other Countries and Industries –  Lessons learned and case studies in workforce scale-up –  Planned release December 2010 6 | DOE EERE Solar Program eere.energy.gov
  7. 7. Solar Instructor Training Network Nine Regional Resource and Training Providers (RTPs) & One National Administrator (IREC) Kennebec Valley Community College Midwest California Community Colleges Renewable Energy Hudson Valley Board of Governors, California Association Community Energy Commission, California College Centers for Sustainable Energy, the Labor Management Cooperation Salt Lake Community Committee College; Solar Energy International; Utah Solar Pennsylvania Energy Association State University North Carolina Solar Center at NCSU The Energy Institute at HCC - Northeast Florida Solar Energy Center at UCF 7 | DOE EERE Solar Program eere.energy.gov
  8. 8. Certification and Accreditation •  Request for Information released mid-2010 •  High agreement regarding importance of DOE leadership and financial support •  Differing points of view regarding exact direction of DOE involvement •  More stakeholder input required before any potential financial opportunity 8 | DOE EERE Solar Program eere.energy.gov
  9. 9. Thank You 9 | DOE EERE Solar Program eere.energy.gov 9

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