Massachusetts Clean Energy Center
The Massachusetts Clean Energy Center (MassCEC) is dedicated to accelerating the success of clean energy technologies, companies and projects in Massachusetts—while creating high-quality jobs and long-term economic growth for the people of Massachusetts. MassCEC provides seed investments to startup companies, funds renewable energy rebates for residents and businesses and supports the development of a local clean energy workforce. Since its inception in 2009, MassCEC has helped clean energy companies grow, supported municipal clean energy projects and invested in residential and commercial renewable energy installations creating a robust marketplace for innovative clean technology companies and service providers.
A critical element to developing and supporting the clean energy industry in Massachusetts is providing training programs designed to meet the industry’s needs for skilled workers. Through its Workforce Development Program, MassCEC is positioning the Commonwealth as a leader in the clean energy market by developing a well-trained, educated workforce that meets industry needs and provides opportunities for those seeking to enter the industry.
The Workforce Development Program supports education and training opportunities that align with the Commonwealth’s energy goals and bolster economic growth, including: • Projects that facilitate collaboration with state and local workforce development programs; • Programs that lead to pathways towards economic self-sufficiency for low- and moderate-income communities; and • Programs that facilitate workforce development efforts that train and retain students and workers through institutes of higher education, vocational-technical high schools, and community based nonprofits