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Green Jobs Training Center

In March 2010, ECA opened the Green Jobs Training Center to prepare unemployed/underemployed young people, returning citizens, veterans, and older workers looking to re-tool their skills to enter the growing clean energy workforce. ECA offers industry-driven training that includes classroom theory, hands-on training, and field experience. We equip our graduates with portable and stackable credentials recognized nationwide, and are committed to diversifying the building and energy trades. Our Energy Auditor, Quality Control Inspector, and Weatherization Installer Technician programs are accredited by the Interstate Renewable Energy Council (IREC), and in 2013 ECA's Training Center was recognized as IREC's 3i Clean Energy Training Program of the Year.

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Need based grants provide tuition free job training and certifications for students applying any of our training courses.

ECA provides grant based courses for individuals with a high school diploma/ GED who are unemployed / underemployed, low income, or returning citizens.​ To qualify, you must be:

  • Resident of Philadelphia

  • 18 years or older

  • H.S. Degree or GED Required

  • Pass physical assessment

The Green Jobs Training Center (GJTC) is helping to meet the workforce needs of weatherization and retrofit installers, as well as energy efficiency professionals. The GJTC creates a learning environment that is intellectually and environmentally full of life. GJTC is an employment readiness training center that prepares trainees for careers in energy conservation. Obtaining employment for its trainees is the GJTC’s overall goal. Every trainee is expected to act in a professional, responsible, and courteous manner to all staff at the GJTC, as if they were on the job. 

The GJTC prohibits discrimination on the basis of race, color, national origin, sex, age, or disability. Indeed, diversifying the building trades workforce and opening doors is a core objective for the GJTC. 


The Energy Coordinating Agency’s Green Jobs Training Center is a destination for individuals and professionals in the Energy Efficiency Industry to train and continue their careers. 

Let us design a training pathway for your employees! 

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