Renewable energy development in a net-zero world

The rapid growth of renewables depends on the industry finding enough employees with the right skills and experience. According to New York State, between now and 2027, the renewables industry will need an additional 10,000 blue-collar workers to develop, construct, operate, and maintain wind and solar plants.

The United Way of Long Island is meeting the significant challenges of hiring talent and eliminating barriers to economic advancement in the region through its Workforce Development Training Academy. Operating out of United Way’s state-of-the-art E3 SmartBuild Training Center, the academy is complete with a portable prototype wind turbine and solar array.

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United Way of Long Island’s Workforce Development Training Academy provides free hands-on training focused on creating a foundation and pathways to secure careers in the renewable energy industry for Long Islanders.

Hands-on training is focused on clear, long-term career path development and complemented by online financial empowerment workshops. Power Up! Wind, Solar & Renewables graduates are proficient in the installation of clean heating and cooling technologies, high-efficiency HVAC, heat pumps, solar panels, and EV Charging. The training is open at no cost to youths, veterans, and others entering the job market.


Eleviconate Your Skills: Register for FREE Online Career Development and
Financial Empowerment Workshops

Together with partners like Bank of America, United Way of Long Island is reimagining what’s possible –
leading public, private, and nonprofit sector changemakers to new ideas, promising strategies and innovations,
and equitable ways to help more Long Islanders advance.



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An Exciting and Rewarding Career Path

Interested in a career in energy, renewables, or green construction? United Way of Long Island is partnering with JobsToBuild, connecting employers and job seekers better, faster, and at no cost.




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Supporters include:
Petro Home Services, TRC, PSEG Long Island, National Grid, Empower Solar, Suffolk County Community College, SUNation, American AWS, Nassau Community College

In-Kind Supporter:
Stanley Black & Decker