Through funding and resource coordination, we manage the Norwood and Nucla high school’s Apprenticeship Programs, which provide high school students a path to graduate with workforce experience, credit towards certifications, and/or college credit and connect them to well-paying jobs.

In 2024 and in partnership with EcoAction Partners, the Foundation launched an Energy Workforce Development Program which provides training opportunities to individuals seeking a career in the energy field.  The energy field includes renewable energy, beneficial electrification (heat pumps, electric vehicles, etc.), building science (BPI certification), RESNET HERS rater certification and more. The goal of this program is to add new skilled labor to the energy sector and may include reimbursement for the cost of technical certifications (including paying individuals a minimum wage for the time they invest in obtaining a certification) as well as possibly an hourly wage to apprentice with a professional in the energy field.

For more information on technical training opportunities, please contact Elaine Demas @