Workgroup Information Renewable Energy & Related Training

Long Term Outcome:

Creation of new and expanded growth in renewable energy market resulting in significant job growth and increased average wages.

Work Plan Tasks

Description Deliverable Timeframe
Identify Renewable Energy (RE) initiatives currently planned or underway in each county List of public and private renewable energy initiatives created July - October 2012
Initial connection to education/training organizations accomplished Initial connection to education/training organizations accomplished October, 2012 - March, 2013
Identify individuals to serve on working group for RE initiatives List of individuals engaged in RE activities created September 2011 - November, 2012
Hold asset mapping forums to identify indigenous RE assets Convene meetings in at least 3 locations in each county to gather RE asset perceptions December, 2012
RE working group formed to guide strategic planning on RE initiatives and related training needs RE working group meeting convened March, 2013
Initial review of currently planned RE projects; Identification of possible new RE projects not yet planned; analyze RE projects and RE assets in regard to realistic opportunities for workforce development RE working group analyzes proposed RE projects and discusses with education/training resource providers  
Identification of education/training needs and resources needed to address them. RE working group and education/training resource providers convene to discuss  
Scenario modeling of different RE opportunities and their respective economic impact Use of Northern New England Economic Model and other models to project job growth, wage and overall GDP impact.  
Creation of draft training/education programs identifying number of jobs anticipated, wage levels, course development costs, direct student costs and anticipated student numbers RE working group and relevant education/training institutions work jointly on development of programs