Workforce Wednesday: Renewable energy careers | KTVA Anchorage CBS 11

The renewable energy industry is a growing with a wide range of professionals — like lawyers, engineers and financiers — bringing projects to life. That means there are plenty of jobs to fill.

Suzanne Gibson, senior director at CIRI Energy Development, joined Daybreak to talk about careers in the renewable energy industry where average pay can fall between $40,000 and $100,000 per year.

Gibson said she always knew she wanted to get into business, but what drove her toward energy was the lack of women in the field. She said there is opportunity for anyone who wants to learn.

“When I got into wind [energy] we didn’t really — I didn’t — know that much about it, but I did come with an attitude about how to learn,” Gibson said. “So I’m excited to do it and we’re excited to expand the project — Fire Island phase two — next year, which will bring a lot of jobs to Anchorage.”

Companies Hiring:

  • Emergya Wind Technologies
  • Jacobs Engineering Group
  • UniSea Inc.

Energy-Related Training:

  • AVTEC: Wind Turbine Mechanic
  • UAF Bristol Bay: Sustainable Energy Occupational Endorsement
  • Mat-Su College: Energy Construction program

Mat-Su College Employer Expo

  • APICC Booth
  • Wednesday, March 16
  • 10 a.m. – 3 p.m.

For more information, click here.

Source: Workforce Wednesday: Renewable energy careers | KTVA Anchorage CBS 11

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