The energy sector is dynamic, employing millions of Americans. Following the passage of the historic Bipartisan Infrastructure Law, companies in the energy sector are faced with the challenge of training the next cohort of skilled workers to meet the demand of new energy and infrastructure projects that are being developed, while ensuring workers have good jobs with career pathways, strong wages, and worker protections. Registered Apprenticeship is employers proven solution for recruiting, training, and retaining world-class energy talent. In 2021, there were 13,539 registered apprentices in the energy industry, almost doubling over the past eight years .
"We're passionate about scaling this 'earn and learn' model in the U.S. Siemens knows first-hand how valuable apprenticeships are to growing the workforce needed to be successful."
David Etzwiler, CEO, Siemens Foundation
Competency-Based Occupational Frameworks
In collaboration with the Urban Institute, we offer national frameworks for occupations in this industry that are consensus based, meaning they are drafted in cooperation with employers, educators, and other workforce and training experts. Employers and businesses can use these frameworks to fast-track the development of their registered apprenticeships. The frameworks are competency based rather than time based, meaning that abilities are emphasized over memorized knowledge or skills. The result is high-quality, competency-based occupational frameworks (CBOFs) that are freely available for all to use. CBOFs are available for the following occupations:
Energy Industry Resources
- Get into Energy Career Pathways Roadmap
- Veterans Energy Pipeline Tool
- Electrical Training ALLIANCE
- Energy and Utilities Industry Competency Models
- United Association — Veterans in Piping
- Clean Energy Spotlight - Building Inclusive Apprenticeships in Clean Energy
- Clean Energy Ecosystem Infographic
For more resources, program examples, and marketing materials, go to the Energy Community of Practice page.
 The numbers represent apprentices associated with the NAICS Codes 21 and 22.