Illinois Launches Long-Awaited Job-Training Programs in the Clean Energy and Construction Sectors

Not a single new job had come out of Illinois’ 2021 Climate and Equitable Jobs Act, but the state is now investing millions in creating a diverse pipeline of “thousands” of new skilled workers to help it achieve its ambitious clean-energy goals.

Gov. J.B. Pritzker and the Illinois Department of Commerce and Economic Opportunity announced $16 million in funds last week toward clean energy workforce development programs and boosting diversity in the industry.