Regional Workforce Development

SMUD is on a mission to reach zero carbon emissions by 2030.  Let's work together to power a sustainable future for our community.  


Hire skilled local workers who can help build the zero carbon infrastructure.

Job seekers

Get the training and skills needed to build your career in clean energy and zero carbon.

Community partners

Partner with us to provide training and Career Technical Education (CTE) programs.

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Jobs and training

We're creating a surge of new clean energy jobs, accessible to everyone in our community.


Clean energy and zero-carbon careers in the utility sector include:

  • Carbon offsetting and trading
  • Customer engagement
  • Electric vehicle (EV) infrastructure
  • Energy efficiency
  • Energy storage
  • Environmental compliance and regulatory affairs
  • Grid modernization
  • Renewable energy development
  • Research and development


Join our efforts to grow our local economy and create jobs.

Career awareness partners educate the community about zero-carbon career paths and industries that support the green economy.

This partnership may be a good fit for:

  • Continuing education programs and institutions 
  • Community organizations
  • Organizations that focus on K-12 education

Current partners

These partners support job seekers with wrap-around services that may include resume building workshops, childcare, transportation, attire, and/or provide access to technology and other supports necessary to successfully prepare for, achieve, and maintain job placement.

This partnership is ideal for community organizations and non-profits.

Current partners

These partners provide technical training specific to a zero-carbon career pathway. Graduates of these programs have certificates and/or licenses and experience that will make them competitive candidates for jobs in sectors such as construction, building and transportation electrification, solar and storage.

This partnership is ideal for:

  • Community organizations and non-profits
  • Chambers of commerce
  • Trade schools
  • Continuing education programs and institutions

Current partners

Business partners are businesses of any size who are doing work related to zero-carbon and the green economy. Businesses can leverage SMUD-sponsored training programs to support their hiring needs, and can take advantage of subsidized wage benefits for newly hired employees.

This partnership is ideal for businesses in the following categories:

  • Residential or commercial electrification
  • Electric vehicle sales and maintenance
  • Electric vehicle supply equipment installation and maintenance
  • Solar and storage installation and maintenance
  • Advanced manufacturing
  • Construction or skilled trades
  • SMUD contractors