Meeting workforce demand for the future
Over 200,000 new jobs will be needed by 2030 to support the U.S. battery and energy storage supply chain – meaning domestic workforce capacity will need to approximately quadruple. Workforce development demand and advancement is being driven by industry and climate goals set by federal, state and international government agencies.
Through coordinated and innovative workforce programs, NENY and our coordinated regional partners will define what is workforce development in the battery and energy storage industry. These programs offer several access points in the workforce — from K-12 students to existing employees in industry.
our Workforce Development Programs
NENY is offering a comprehensive suite of training courses, in partnership with InnoEnergy, for academy participants to become credentialed battery technicians or battery experts. Upon successful completion of required coursework online, and optional lab work, participants will receive a certificate and micro-credential badge to add to professional profiles and resumes. Learn More
NENY is offering students enrolled at an accredited university or college (including community colleges) in New York state, paid opportunities to work with clean energy startups. The program is free for startups to participate in, as NENY covers the stipends for participating students. Students can work in a variety of fields, including but not limited to chemistry, engineering, IT, marketing and customer discovery. Applications are accepted on a rolling basis. Learn More
In partnership with NENY, our coalition partner RIT offers two-day seminars at the RIT Battery Prototyping Center. To participate, you must be employed by a U.S.-based company, a student at a U.S. university or a U.S. citizen. It is free to attend the seminars, however, each session is limited to 35 participants and seminars fill up quickly. Learn More
In partnership with NENY, our coalition partner Broome-Tioga BOCES is offering a career and tech education course through the Chenango Forks High School STEAM Academy. This course will help prepare the younger workforce will the knowledge and skills they need to enter the battery and energy storage industry post-high school graduation. Learn More
In partnership with NENY, our coalition partner Broome-Tioga BOCES is offering a two-week Summer STEAM Academy in July. The program offers around 100 7-10th graders the opportunity to learn more about STEAM with hands-on projects, meet professionals in related industries and learn about career options in STEAM. Learn More
In partnership with NENY, our coalition partner Broome-Tioga Workforce is offering an Opportunity Impact Training Program (OITP) twice a year in collaboration with SUNY Broome Community College, New York State Department of Labor, and others. By completing this four-week program, participants are guaranteed job interviews with various participating employers.
Workforce Development Coalition Partners
REcognized leader in workforce programs
CREST Regional Challenge funded by Ares Foundation and supported by Jobs of the Future Foundation (JFF).
NENY was one of 20 applicants selected for phase one, receiving $10,000 to build a team and participate with the JFF team. In February 2024, NENY received the strategic planning grant of $75,000 to develop our implementation plan. The final and third phase of the CREST Regional Challenge will be for $750,000. Learn more about this award to NENY.
E2E Challenge, supported by America Achieves and funded by multiple entities. NENY was one of six promising examples in WFD training models invited to participate in a three-month intensive to create a roadmap that can be scaled and replicated nationwide. NENY received $40k in grant funding for the challenge, which included weekly meetings with experts from various fields and concluded with a meeting in Washington D.C. in November 2023 to review and present roadmaps to a greater stakeholder audience.