Skip to content

Resource Library

Renewable Energy Competency Map

Website

Overview

Explore the Renewable Energy Competency Model

The Employment and Training Administration (ETA) worked with technical and subject matter experts from the Department of Energy, Office of Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy (EERE), the National Renewable Energy Laboratories (NREL), and several industry associations to develop a competency model for renewable energy. The model supports workforce preparation for jobs in energy technologies that strengthen the economy, protect the environment, and diversify the U.S. energy system. The model is designed to evolve along with changing skill requirements.

In 2017, the model was revised to incorporate foundational workplace health and safety skills from the National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health’s (NIOSH) Safe • Skilled • Ready Workforce Program designed to help protect America’s workforce and create safe, healthy, and productive workplaces.

Related Resources

Hyperlink icon to reveal a BPA Resource Video

Building Science in Alaska: Home Energy Minute

Watch as Corbett Lunsford interviews Griffin Hagle about controlling home performance in northernmost coastal Alaska.

Hyperlink icon to reveal a BPA Resource Video

Exploring Passive House Design 

Watch to learn how passive home designs can use up to 90% less energy than the average home.

Hyperlink icon to reveal a BPA Resource Video

Building Science Meets Mountain Climate with Joseph Lstiburek 

Watch as Joe Lstiburek discusses building science in a mountain climate.