Renewable energy businesses are booming, but they’re competing quite intensely for talented people. Writing for Renewable Energy Access, Dawn Dzurilla noted that the “triple bottom line” of People, Planet, and Profit are motivating job seekers to enter the industry. Its rapid growth and challenging opportunities are keeping people in this cutting-edge career.
There are several colleges and universities around the country offering cleantech-related programs, like wind turbine maintenance. The University of Oregon has become the first in the U.S. to offer a course in renewable energy law. It’s a part of its sustainable business certificate program to train students for careers in environmentally friendly industries. The state has identified cleantech and renewable energy as “vital” to the economic development of the state, so it’s taking steps to train its workforce in that field.