Northern Arizona Council of Governments: State Energy Sector Partnership

Posted on: October 4th, 2012 by Kate Humphrey

NADO’s 2012 Innovation Awards recognized 64 projects from 22 states for their creative approaches to regional community and economic development, including the project described below. Click here for the full list of winners.

The Northern Arizona Council of Governments (NACOG), anticipating the creation of new skilled jobs from investments in energy efficiency programs and the opening of new generating facilities, led the region in joining the State Energy Sector Partnership (SESP). SESP identified target occupations and new skill requirements that will allow Arizona residents to benefit from expanding energy industry sectors. NACOG and its partners, particularly community colleges, have developed training programs that lead to certification and employment and have helped with job placement by hosting job fairs and recruiting qualified SESP participants. Training focuses on skills in green energy, weatherization, and building performance.

Teri Drew, Regional Director: [email protected]
Chris Fetzer, Executive Director: [email protected]

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