Join Our Virtual Stakeholder Engagement Sessions 

Help build tomorrow’s building performance workforce!

The Clean Energy Center at Penn College is excited to announce that we will be hosting several forums for stakeholders to contribute their voices to build Pennsylvania’s future weatherization workforce.

During these forums, participants will learn about the crucial need for workers in weatherization and the skills and industry credentials the jobs require. Our team will be developing programs and materials to support the alignment between education and training in the energy efficiency and building performance fields. Our goal is to provide a space to bring all stakeholders together. We will exchange ideas and best practices to inform and prepare CTE students for career pathways in the industry.

Each virtual stakeholder engagement session will focus on a different topic, so we encourage participants to attend any or all sessions to contribute their insight. Once registered, you will receive the Zoom link for your sessions in your confirmation email.

Workshop 1: Stakeholder Kickoff

Hear the goals and objectives of the stakeholder forums. We will discuss the current state of the weatherization industry in PA and regional weatherization goals. Participants will learn about their role in the stakeholder process, provide their recommendations on how to address industry workforce needs and hear how their input will be used to design the program.

October 3, 9 a.m. - 10 a.m. EST

Audience: All stakeholders

Location: Zoom

Workshop 2: Role of the Industry

This session will seek input from weatherization agencies and industry experts on workforce capacity and industry needs, including exploring the desired skills, experience, and certifications for the workforce.

October 24, 10 a.m. - 11 a.m. EST

Audience: Weatherization industry stakeholders

Location: Zoom

Workshop 3: Educational Partnerships

This session will delve into how to best prepare students for careers in weatherization. We will explore CTE goals for students, existing technical programs, and suggestions for adding weatherization into the current curriculum.

November 14, 9 a.m. - 10 a.m. EST

Audience: Educational stakeholders (CTEs, PDE)

Location: Zoom

Workshop 4: Debrief & Goal Setting

As we review what we have learned from the stakeholder workshop series, participants will debrief, set goals, and plan the next steps.

December 5, 10 a.m. - 11 a.m. EST

Audience: All stakeholders

Location: Zoom


If you have any questions, please reach out to Stefanie Shipe, at [email protected].