The SEED Center

Resource Center


The Resource Center organizes resources around 7 green economy “Sectors” and 7 “Topics.”

Search by sector or by topic, or across all sectors and/or all topics. Or search by keyword at the top right of this page.


How are the Resources Organized?

What are the Criteria?

Resources that are included in the SEED Center have been reviewed by the TAG and meet the following criteria:

  • Accessible and available for colleges to model and/or customize to their local labor markets
  • Not to be used as a means to market individual consultants or their products to AACC members
  • Promote colleges becoming generally more innovative

Additionally, be sure to check out our Green Programs!

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IREC Directory of University Courses and Training Providers

This directory provides information on 4-year universities which are offering undergraduate and graduate courses in renewable energy and energy efficiency. Courses may be searched by State, Technology or both. If you are looking for programs that are less than 4 years, workshops, or hands-on training, visit their companion directory of Training Providers for energy efficiency and renewable energy training courses.

Los Angeles Trade-Technical College (LATTC) Green Workforce Education Curriculum and Instructional

A sampling of Green Workforce Education Curriculum and Instructional Materials.

Many Shades of Green: Diversity and Distribution of California’s Green Jobs

Many Shades of Green provides the most comprehensive green jobs accounting to date, systematically tracking the most recent available data on green companies, job type, location and growth across every sector and region of California.

Best Practices Field Guide: Michigan Community Action Agency Association (MCAAA) Midwest Weatherizat

This field guide provides a single source for the best of what MCAAA knows what to do and how to do it. It is not only for the midwest states, but for other states around the country who are striving to implement high quality programs. It is the result of a strong partnerships and cooperation that the eight states share on a regular basis as they work throughout the region. This best practices field guide can be used to develop weatherization curricula.

Michigan Saves Partnership Creating On-Bill Loan Financing of Energy Efficiency Improvements

Michigan Saves is an innovative program to help all types of Michigan energy consumers—businesses, institutions, and residents—afford energy efficiency and renewable energy upgrades. Michigan Saves will finance the installation of energy measures with no upfront cost to utility customers.

Middlesex Community College (MCC) Energy Utility Technology Program

Hands-on training and experience are provided to help meet the utility industry’s anticipated shortage of multi-skilled energy technicians who perform maintenance and construction on power lines and substations.

National Association of Regional Councils: Green Jobs

The National Association of Regional Councils (NARC) is working to develop on-the-ground strategies in four regions to train and place workers in green jobs and career pathways. It is providing training, certification and nationally recognized credentials and apprenticeship programs, as well as retention support services.

National Renewable Energy Laboratory (NREL) Renewable Energies Resources for Students/Teachers

There are a variety of educational resources that can help you learn about the renewable energy sources and technologies, including biomass energy, geothermal energy, hydrogen energy, solar energy and wind energy.

Network for New Energy Choices

Network for New Energy Choices promotes environmentally responsible energy policies and technologies through in-depth reports and web content.

North American Technician Excellence (NATE) Certification KATEs

NATE simplifies the certification process with its Knowledge Areas Of Technician Expertise (KATEs). The KATEs divide the certification process into tests for installation, service and senior-level technicians. The tests recognize different levels of experience and knowledge, and because you decide which tests to take, you can tailor your NATE certification to your interests, and skill level.

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