SACE | Southern Alliance for Clean Energy
Green Jobs Resource Page
Much of SACE’s work focuses on advocating for systemic change in clean energy policy and practices throughout our region. One of the many benefits of a clean energy economy will be the creation of thousands of new green jobs.
If you are interested in pursuing a green job or joining the clean energy industry the links below to related articles, non-degree training programs and a list of organizations may help.
If you are interested in certification, here are some non-degree training programs to check out:
- Appalachian State University (Boone, N.C.) – ASU’s 2011 workshop series is in full swing. Most workshops are held on Saturdays. Upcoming sessions include Community Scale Wind, Solar Hot Water, Small Wind, Micro-hydro, and photovoltaic (PV) Design, and the National Electric Code.
- North Carolina Solar Center (Raleigh, N.C.)- NCSC is hosting week-long classes this fall in solar photovoltaic (PV), solar thermal, small wind, and green building.
- Southface (Atlanta, Ga.) – Southface is a great resource for one-day training in a variety of energy efficiency fields, such as building weatherization and energy auditing.
- Tennessee Solar Institute (throughout Tenn.) – TSI partnered with colleges across the state in the past year to provide free, week-long training courses in solar photovoltaic (PV) installation.
Organizations who offer information about careers in the green jobs movement: