Logo: The Northwest Water and Energy Education Institute at Lane Community College
Logo: The Northwest Water and Energy Education Institute at Lane Community College

Education & Training for Energy & Water Professionals

Education & Training for Energy & Water Professionals

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What is your job placement rate like?

The Energy Management Program has typically had a historic 80% job placement rate. The energy efficiency industry is still a hot job market and job opportunities continue to increase.

To ensure our students find jobs after they graduate from the Energy Management Program, students are required to take two cooperative education seminars that teach the "art" of work search. That, coupled with a strong core curriculum and healthy internship program, result in graduates that typically have little difficulty obtaining employment. Students have gone to work for engineering firms, utilities, government, community action programs, and energy service companies, as well as for facility owners.

Since this is not a physically demanding field, individuals with physical disabilities or those who are retraining from a physically demanding career can easily adapt to this program and perform well on the job.

We strongly recommend that students enhance their employment opportunities by developing an industry network through attending conferences and becoming involved in industry professional organizations. Additionally, students must be willing to consider the entire Pacific Northwest region in their job search to increase employment options.

Entry-level compensation is typically within the range of $32,000-$45,000 with benefits. Some of our early graduates now earn $50,000 plus annually.

on Thursday May 11 by Super User
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