The Massachusetts Clean Energy Center released a Workforce Development Request for Qualifications (PDF) on December 12: “Workforce Capacity Building and Youth Pipeline Opportunities.” It seeks proposals that, in the aggregate, will:
- Develop 5-6 replicable projects that target a systematic approach to teaching clean energy concepts;
- Provide teaching, learning, mentorship and partnership opportunities with the clean energy industry for 25-35 educators;
- Provide teaching, learning, mentorship and partnership opportunities with the clean energy industry for 200-400 students, including up to 200 low-income high school students and disconnected youth that may not otherwise have access to work experience in the clean energy field;
- Expose hundreds of students to clean energy and STEM-related careers;
Engage 60-70 clean energy companies in the classroom and via workplace opportunities, and
- Create a synthesized network of partnerships across the state that leverages each other’s strengths towards providing meaningful teaching and learning experiences for students.
Responses must be received by 3PM on February 17, 2012 for contract work estimated to start June 1, 2012.