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Energy Workforce Development

If you've ever flipped on your light switch and wondered what made the lights turn on, or if you've been curious what helps your air conditioner keep you cool in the summer and your heater keep your warm in the winter; a career in the ENERGY SECTOR may be right for you.

The ENERGY SECTOR consists of so much more than the electricity powering your home.  There is renewable energy, biofuels, natural gas and propane, alternative fuel and electric vehicles, energy efficiency, etc.  Within the ENERGY SECTOR there are engineers and scientists, policy makers and technicians, construction workers and architects; the list goes on and on.

There are a number of Indiana universities and colleges that offer degrees that can help you succeed in ENERGY.  You can find a list of available energy education, as well as training for current workers in the energy field, below.

Does your school offer degrees in energy or do you know of available trainings that are not listed?  Please email mshambo@oed.in.gov.


Colleges & Universities

Anderson University

Ball State University

Bethel College

Butler University

Goshen College

Grace College and Seminary

Indiana State University

Indiana Tech

Indiana University Purdue University Indianapolis

Indiana University Purdue University Fort Wayne

Ivy Tech

Kaplan College

Manchester University

Marian University

Purdue University


Taylor University

Trine University

University of Evansville

University of Indianapolis

University of Notre Dame

University of Southern Indiana

Valparaiso University

Vincennes University

Wabash College

ENERGY ACADEMY's for Junior High, High School Students and Teachers


Additional Workforce Development Opportunities


Midwest Energy Efficiency Alliance

The MEEA offers residential, commercial and industrial trainings along with also having an education program for students K-12. Some of their courses include HVAC Save, Building Science and Energy Management Systems Training. Many of their courses provide certifications to help energy professionals gain valuable skills to apply in their workplace and to further their career. Check out their site here to learn about their current programs.

BOC Training Series

Building Operator Certification (BOC) training includes nearly 74 hours of classroom and project work (7.4 CEUs) in building systems operation and maintenance. Each course in the series is completed in a one day training session, except BOC 1001 Energy Efficient Operation of Building HVAC Systems, which is a two day course. To become certified, participants must pass an exam at the end of each training day and complete five assigned projects. Click here to see their upcoming sessions.

Women's International Network of Utility Professionals (WinUP)

WinUP exists to professionally and personally support their members in the utility business.  It is an organization providing a link for developing and recognizing professionals involved with utility business trends, issues, products, and services.  Their objectives are:  opportunities for professional development of members, network and mentoring among members, and recognition and visibility for members and business partners.  For more information about the Indiana Chapter and how to join visit their website here.

Midwest Renewable Energy Association

The MREA has ongoing classes available both online and in person. They offer a variety of classes such as Navigating the NEC, Basic Photovoltaics and Introduction to Wind Systems. Many of their courses include a series of presentations, webinars, topic resources, design examples, assignments and quizzes to teach participants basic step-by-step processes and provide them detailed training. Learn more about the different courses they offer each year here.