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Energy, Construction & Utilities

South Central Coast Region

COVID-19 Resources from the ECU Sector: 

Why Energy, Construction and Utilities?

Tap into our Energy Construction & Utilities Sector services:

EWD’s industry-specific workforce services are coordinated by Deputy Sector Navigators and Regional Directors who align community college and other workforce development resources with the needs of industry sectors that result in highly specialized industry training, technical consulting and business development. Our grant programs and leveraged partnerships allow us to offer the most cost-effective workforce training and consultative services for California’s energy (efficiency), utilities and construction businesses. We have the same goals as California businesses – when you succeed, we succeed.

The Energy, Construction and Utilities Sector provides a single point of contact for industry to meet its workforce needs through the California Community College System. New knowledge and skills can be developed for all energy efficiency and utility jobs – from generating plant to the wall socket. The same workforce span applies for jobs in natural gas, water, and waste water utilities. Additionally, this sector focuses on workforce development to meet the mandates of AB 32, the California Global Warming Solutions Act. This workforce addresses electrical, mechanical, and construction technologies to improve energy efficiency in buildings.

Faculty who wish to connect with industry to effectively align curriculum to the emerging needs of this sector should contact the Energy, Construction and Utilities Regional Director for their region. There will be numerous faculty professional development opportunities available.

Many helpful resources are available at the ECU Website:

Other ECU Resources


Postponed: National HVACR Educators and Trainers Conference March 23-25, 2020

The California Community College, the Energy Construction and Utilities (ECU) wants to make it easy for you to attend the National HVACR Educators and Trainers Conference, at the South Point Hotel 9777 Las Vegas Blvd South Las Vegas, NV 89183.

The ECU will cover the registration fee for any California Community College ECU related faculty to attend the National HVACR Educators and Trainers Conference March 23-25, 2020, and the Daikin Ductless Installation Class on March 26, 2020 (please note that the Daikin class is limited to the first 100 people to sign up). Should you choose to attend, which we hope you do, you will be responsible for substitutes, travel and lodging expenses.  You can learn about hotel accommodations and book a room here.

We are pleased to announce that the keynote presenter for the conference will be James Morante, Statewide Director and Sector Navigator Energy, Construction and Utilities for the California Community Colleges Chancellor’s office. This will provide you an opportunity to meet our new ECU leader, while participating in an event created specifically for HVACR instructors.

Click here to register for the conference. Once HVAC Excellence verifies you are an ECU related faculty member, they will register you for the conference.

David Teasdale, Regional Director & Prop 39 Project Director
South Coast Central Region

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