Renewable energy — including solar, onshore and offshore wind, and geothermal — will help communities across Westchester County be part of the climate solution while creating good-paying jobs. 

The demand for renewable energy has never been greater. The technological advances, increased interest, cost effectiveness, and tremendous economic potential make this sector a promising path for business and workforce development in the County.

 CUNY/SUNY

 

CUNY/SUNY Clean Energy
Jobs Consortium


The Office of Economic Development has joined the CUNY/SUNY Clean Energy Jobs Consortium. The Consortium is designed to create learning opportunities and career pathways for residents of Westchester County and the broader Mid-Hudson Region who want to train for jobs in the clean energy economy. The goal of this consortium is to:

  • Create a jobs/career superhighway for students, from high school (dual enrollments) to community colleges, and on to employment, by teaching the clean energy technologies of the future.

  • Increase access and opportunities for disadvantaged students and priority populations (such as single parents, persons with disabilities, justice-involved individuals, etc.) by offering remedial STEM courses, remote learning, and micro credentials that will help busy learners move on to employment when they need and desire to do so.
 Business Network
for Offshore Wind

Business Network
for Offshore Wind


The Office of Economic Development has joined the Business Network for Offshore Wind, a global nonprofit organization committed to developing the supply chain and workforce for the offshore wind renewable energy industry. The Network brings together businesses, developers, policymakers, international experts, and economic development agencies to build and grow the industry for the benefit of our economy, environment, and workforce. From working groups and policy recommendations, to speaking opportunities at local and national events, the Network is the leading collaborative voice for the industry.

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