West Virginia Wind Energy Apprenticeship Program

About Clearway’s West Virginia Pilot Apprenticeship Program

Clearway has launched a wind technician pilot apprenticeship program that will offer paid training to qualified individuals who have been impacted by the decline in West Virginia’s coal industry. The program is designed to provide an opportunity to start a new career in renewable energy by delivering the essential training needed to become a wind technician.

The apprenticeship training, which will be paid for by Clearway, is valued at over $20,000 and includes:

  1. Basic electrical, mechanical, and hydraulic principles at a training facility in Tehachapi, California.
  2. Safety training with Clearway instructors covering internal policies and procedures as well as certifying competency to climb and rescue in towers, if applicable.
  3. Technical training provided by the wind turbine or solar inverter manufacturer.

After successfully completing the training, a competitive offer may be made for employment at a Clearway wind energy facility.

Eligibility Criteria

  • Applicant or a family member has lost a job as a result of a coal facility layoff or shut down in West Virginia within the last two years (2019-2021).
  • Must be 18 years of age or older
  • Must possess a high school diploma or GED
  • Must have a valid driver’s license and good driving record
  • Must have legal authorization to work in the U.S.

Clearway is strongly committed to a philosophy of equal opportunity and fully complies with equal employment laws, ordinances and regulations for all applicants and employees.

We will make reasonable accommodations to enable individuals with disabilities to apply and compete for employment opportunities for which they are qualified. If you need a reasonable accommodation because of a disability for any part of the employment process, please send an e-mail to recruiting@clearwayenergy.com and let us know the nature of your request and your contact information.

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Why Work in Renewable Energy

Renewable energy is one of the fastest growing sectors of the economy. The transition to renewable energy, which is being driven by low-cost wind and solar power, is creating hundreds of thousands of jobs all over the country. Careers in clean energy rely on many of the same skillsets and work ethic gained in the coal industry. We invite you to learn more about the industry by visiting us at clearwayenergygroup.com.

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About Clearway

Clearway Energy Group is leading the transition to a world powered by clean energy. Along with our public affiliate Clearway Energy, Inc., we own and operate over 7.5 gigawatts of renewable and conventional energy assets across the country. As we develop a nationwide pipeline of new renewable energy projects for the future, Clearway’s 5 gigawatts of wind, solar, and energy storage assets offset the equivalent of nearly 8.8 million metric tons of carbon emissions for our customers today.

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