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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
  • Promote colleges becoming generally more innovative

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Staffing for Solar Hypergrowth: Podcast

How many workers does it take to create a paradigm shift? According to the solar jobs census released by SEIA, The Solar Foundation, and IREC, we will need more than 900,000 workers by 2035 to achieve the 100% renewable energy goals set by the Biden administration. “It’s a challenge that we all face in the industry, and it affects […]

June 25, 2021

U.S. Department of Energy-Sponsored Map to Guide Students Into Careers Without Degrees

Community colleges and job seekers can use this resource tool to combat climate change, support infrastructure, and bolster the workforce. Energy efficiency has a key role to play at the intersection of these goals but access to workers remains a challenge in this sector. A green buildings career map, developed by the non-profit Interstate Renewable Energy Council […]

Report – Best Practices in Green Re-Entry Strategies

This resources provides adults with little work experience or marketable skillsets the ability to re-enter the workforce via training towards various green careers with a livable wage.  It includes chapters on developing soft skills, obtaining industry certifications, apprenticeship opportunities, temporary employment options, and training programs for those currently incarcerated.  It is a valuable resource for […]

Video: Growing Jobs and Creating Opportunities in New Mexico

Wind technicians, along with solar installers, are some of the fast growing careers available today. In this short video, learn how Mesalands Community College is preparing students for rewarding careers while improving quality of life in rural communities.

July 26, 2021

Advance CTE’s Sector Fact Sheet for Career Counselors

This regularly updated factsheet provides information on the fastest growing occupations in the clean energy sector. A great resource for career counselor and mentors to share with students.

World Resource Data Maps (by Resource Watch)

Resource Watch features hundreds of data sets all in one place that inform about the state of the planet’s resources and citizens. Users can visualize challenges facing people and the planet, from climate change to poverty, water risk to state instability, air pollution to human migration. This makes a great resource for both in-class discussion […]

The Impacts of Climate Change on Human Health in the US: A Scientific Assessment

This scientific assessment examines how climate change is already affecting human health and the changes that may occur in the future. Topics include temperature-related illness and death, air quality concerns, natural disasters, water-related illness, food safety, mental health, and population. Related teaching materials are provided at:

U.S. Energy Atlas

The U.S. Energy Atlas is a comprehensive reference for data and interactive maps of energy infrastructure and resources in the United States. Instructors can utilize the many maps included when creating classroom materials. A tab for “Energy Infrastructure and Resources Maps” includes maps for energy, natural gas, wind, hydroelectric, petroleum, and much more. Another tab […]

Solar Power World Magazine

This magazine is geared towards solar contractors, but provides a wealth of information useful to instructors and students interested in pursuing a career in solar energy. It provides industry news articles, the latest updates on solar legislation, market and product information, plus resources such as podcasts and whitepapers. Subscriptions to their bimonthly print magazine and […]

Article – SolSmart Announces New Advisors and Partners

SolSmart helps government organizations make it possible for their communities to utilize the benefits of solar energy, especially in underserved areas. This article provides information on SolSmart advisors who provide technical assistance and training for the program.  Readers can also learn more about the businesses that have partnered with SolSmart to accelerate the advancement of […]

July 30, 2021

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