Energy, Construction & Utilities


California’s Advanced Energy industry needs an additional 15,000 highly skilled workers every year, and Community Colleges are uniquely positioned to meet this need. The Energy Construction and Utilities Sector team engages education and industry to deliver to students the knowledge, skills, and abilities needed for rapid technological advances:

California’s Energy, Construction and Utilities Sector covers a vast workplace, with occupations spanning from the generating plant to the wall socket. This sector creates thousands of jobs every year, driving expectations for educators to meet the continual workforce demand. However, many jobs go unfilled because of a lack of qualified workers – an increasingly difficult industry problem as the retirement rate for baby boomers increases. Meeting this workforce demand requires a systematic approach to preparing adequate numbers of students with relevant skills and knowledge across electrical, mechanical, construction, architectural, and engineering disciplines.