Associations & Organizations

Clean Energy Associations in NC

CLEANcarolinas serves as a development engine in the broader context of the NSF Regional Innovation Engines program. This passionate team is focused on establishing the Carolinas as a hub for clean energy innovation, accelerating use-inspired research, and advancing groundbreaking technologies.

The EDPNC improves the economic well-being and quality of life for all North Carolinians by recruiting new businesses to the state, supporting existing employers, assisting companies with international trade, counseling small business and startups, and promoting NC as a tourism destination.

The North Carolina Climate Action Corps is an opportunity for AmeriCorps members to focus on helping the state achieve its climate goals, while also strengthening community resilience and offering participants opportunities for personal and professional growth.

North Carolina Clean Energy Fund (NCCEF) is a non-profit organization dedicated to supporting North Carolinians and the clean energy economy through the provision of financial and informative support. We utilize public and private capital to catalyze investments in clean energy, energy efficiency, and green projects in the state.

The North Carolina Department of Environmental Quality (DEQ) is the lead stewardship agency for the protection of North Carolina's environmental resources.

North Carolina Sustainable Energy Association (NCSEA) is the leading non-profit organization that drives public policy and market development for clean energy. Their work enables clean energy jobs, economic opportunities, and affordable energy options for North Carolinians.

The Research Triangle Cleantech Cluster (RTCC) accelerates growth and leadership of the cleantech economy, leveraging the unique concentration of industry, academic, and government leaders in the Research Triangle to create benefits through innovation, deployment, and talent in the region, North Carolina, and beyond.

The Southern Alliance for Clean Energy promotes responsible and equitable energy choices to ensure clean, safe, and healthy communities throughout the Southeast.

The Carolinas Energy Workforce Consortium (CEWC) is a group of electric utilities, municipals, electric cooperatives, as well as contractor companies which service these energy providers in the Carolinas. Collectively, we believe that creative and non-traditional initiatives will be needed to address the high demand for skilled talent our industry needs now and in the coming years.


Local Workforce Development Boards

Source: NCWorks

Local Workforce Development Boards are the conveners of the workforce system on a local level in the state of North Carolina. They are business-led and supported by local elected officials. The Boards are charged with bringing together industry, education, labor, community, government, and other stakeholders in workforce to develop demand-driven strategies connected to regional economies and labor markets. They oversee local NCWorks Career Centers in partnership with the NCWorks Commission and Division of Workforce Solutions to deliver workforce solutions, assist job seekers with improving their skills and finding jobs, and help businesses develop a qualified workforce.


NCWorks Career Centers


NCWorks Career Center will give you the tools you need to succeed, and with 80+ centers across the state - one is near you.

Your career center can help you find work, improve your skills and connect you to other resources to help you prepare for interviews and make a good impression on employers. The following services are offered to job-seekers, at no charge:

NCWorks Career Center Locations

NCWorks Career Centers

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