The solar industry doubled its workforce from 2010 to 2015 to now well over 200,000 people. Meanwhile, an aging workforce in utilities is posing a sincere challenge for the industry both in its existing capabilities but also as it attempts to innovate. According to a recent NYSERDA report, approximately 20 percent of the building operations and maintenance workforce is slated to retire over the next five years. And in NYC alone, nearly 300,000 jobs exist in the emerging tech ecosystem that is reinventing traditional industries here.
All of the above represent a genuine opportunity for jobs in clean energy. But where are they? Who is hiring and what are they looking for in new and transitioning employees? This panel seeks to answer some of those questions and paint a picture for the job seekers out there, both entry level and job switchers, who are seeking a successful career in an impactful industry.
We will see perspectives from different verticals within the industry, from the growing number of cleantech startups, the utility sector, building operations and energy efficiency, and the professional development and educational programs available to separate you from the pack.
6:30 p.m. Doors Open, Networking
7:00 p.m. Panel Starts, time for Q&A at end
8:00 p.m. Networking
Carolyn Kissane, Academic Director, NYU School of Professional Studies Center for Global Affairs
Mara Cerezo, Program Director, Green City Force
Jeffrey Perlman, President & Founder, Bright Power
And more to be announced!
Organized by Clean Energy Connections
Solar One, ACRE, and Greentech Media have partnered to create a program, Clean Energy Connections, that provokes discussion, shares best practices and new visions — and then provides a consistent, accessible forum that NYC’s clean energy industry turns to for ongoing interaction and the development of working partnerships.Price: $10 – $25