Residential Energy Efficiency programs are poised to see a shift in scope from weatherization to decarbonization that will include deeper retrofits and strategies to eliminate fossil fuels in and outside the home. This panel will discuss the skills and expertise needed in the workforce to decarbonize our residential building stock and contemplate how we will train and fill for these positions, looking at diversity, barriers, and feeder programs. We will discuss recruitment strategies to highlight the benefits of working in clean energy and how we must compete with other workforces to gain the professionals needed to meet Massachusetts’s 2030 goals.
- Assess what workforce skill sets will be needed to grow your business
- Identify the current state of diversity of the Massachusetts Clean Energy workforce
- Discover ways to participate in programs that will train and diversify your team
- Build stronger skill sets in line with decarbonizing residential housing stock