FourEnergy represents the partnering work of California Community College Workforce and Economic Development Initiative programs and associated community colleges, universities and high schools.
The association represents a dynamic interaction in its creation and implementation of renewable energy, alternative fuels and related curriculum courses, certificates and degrees; and workforce training programs throughout California.
This site is dedicated to the furthering of an ongoing interaction between educators – providing to them an array of curricula, contacts, links and resource materials.
We welcome your participation, input and comments… Let us know what meets your needs and what additional materials you would like to see on the site.
The Ever-Changing New Technology Wave
FourEnergy is at the forefront in addressing California’s ever-changing new technology wave. The California Community College Workforce and Economic Development initiatives partner with an array of entrepreneurs, labor and public/private agencies to ascertain needed workplace technical training skills. These in turn are translated into an array of curricula and related resources for student and worker technical education programs.
In addition the community colleges, high schools and universities have a vital role to implement for students through career technical education pathways. Through integrating workforce partnerships with career technical education pathways all of these organizations can provide a rapid response to address emerging skill demands in the workplace.
Remaining Competitive Means a Skilled Workforce
To remain competitive in the global marketplace, California’s businesses will require a workforce skilled in a number of energy areas, including:
- Energy Efficiency and Conservation,
- Renewable Energy Technologies,
- Green Building and Sustainability Practices,
- Energy Systems and Transmission, and
- Alternative Fuels and Transportation Systems.
Why the FourEnergy Collaborative has Taken Shape:
Created by the California Community Colleges Workforce and Economic Development Initiative Directors to meet the challenge of California’s transition to alternative energy resource development.
A variety of programs and materials are continually being created and provided for faculty. These include:
- Creation of new energy related curricula and delivery of training.
- Faculty in-service-training on new energy technologies.
- Joint faculty participation in workshops/seminars.
This site focuses on educator training, development, curricula and program assistance. Our students will be the existing workers whose skills need expanding and/or new energy workers for the energy industry; local, regional, state and federal agencies; and public and private businesses in California.
An initiative of the California Community College’s Economic and Workforce Development (CCCEWD) program, ATRE is dedicated to serving California’s Advanced Transportation and Renewable Energy companies with innovative business solutions.
We are an integral part of the California Community Colleges and its Doing What Matters for Business & Industry framework, investing funding and resources in industry sectors that are key to California’s economic growth. Our industry-specific workforce services are coordinated through a system of sector specialists that align community college and other workforce development resources with the needs of industry sectors and occupational clusters through a regional focus. Learn more by visiting www.cccewd.net.