NYSERDA’s On-the-Job Training (OJT) Energy Efficiency and Clean Technology program will provide incentives to Eligible Applicants for OJT to reduce the financial risk of hiring and training new workers. NYSERDA is working closely with the New York State Department of Labor (NYSDOL) to deliver this OJT program to develop job skills for new workers in energy efficiency and clean technology businesses. This program is intended to advance the goals of the Clean Energy Fund (CEF) by developing a workforce equipped to perform jobs in energy efficiency and clean technology, including providing workers with skills and credentials to design, manufacture, specify, sell/distribute, install, operate, maintain, repair, inspect, and train on clean energy technology and systems.
NYSDOL will assist Eligible Applicants with developing OJT training plans as well as assessing necessary skills and available workers that match those skills. OJT initiatives that advance the goals of the CEF by developing a workforce equipped to implement energy efficiency and clean technology jobs are eligible for funding. The goals are to advance the occupational skills of new workers through OJT without undermining pay structures for skilled workers. Incentives will be provided to businesses that hire workers for OJT so that new workers obtain field experience that cannot be gained by classroom training alone.