Published Oct. 17, 2013
By Meredith Boggs, KNDU TV
From developing new technologies to educating the next generation of clean energy workers, the Future Workforce Needs in Clean Energy Conference at CBC showcased all of that Thursday.
Leaders from around the state gathered to check out the full spectrum of clean energy projects from biomass to smart grids. Another hot topic of discussion was jobs.
"We do have some energy sectors specifically within electric utility workers, that's really an up and coming opportunity for job growth. We've got a lot of retirees in that area and we're not clear on how we're meeting that need from an educational workforce development perspective," said Diahann Howard with the Tri-Cities Research District,
This free conference was sponsored by Tri-Cities Research District, the Port of Benton, IPZ and Columbia Basin College.
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