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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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.

Advanced Manufacturing Office Industrial Technical Assistance Programs

The office of Advanced Manufacturing offers system-wide and component-specific training programs to help run plants and businesses more efficiently. The training is offered throughout the year and around the country.

Office of Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy (EERE) Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy Techn

U.S. Department of Energy web site for information on energy efficiency and renewable energy technologies.

Advanced Manufacturing Office of the EERE

The Advanced Manufacturing Office of the Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy (EERE) works with diverse partners to develop and deploy technologies and practices that will help U.S. manufacturers succeed in global markets.
– View the Technology Deployment page for information on Tools, Training, and other important information.

Pathways to Career Success Competency Model

The Employment and Training Administration (ETA) has collaborated with industry leaders to develop a comprehensive competency model framework for the Generation, Transmission and Distribution sector of the Energy Industry. The model is designed to evolve along with changing skill requirements. The Center for Energy Workforce Development has committed to working with industry partners to keep this tool current.
– Also view the Renewable Energy Competency Model

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