This page is designed for individuals who seek to identify as an Equity Eligible Person, and desire to work in Illinois’ clean energy industry.
Through this page, Equity Eligible Persons can view open jobs in the clean energy industry. In addition, this page contains information on clean energy workforce programs managed by the Illinois Department of Commerce and Economic Opportunity to ensure the state’s workforce is prepared for the jobs of the future and support communities facing energy transitions.
By registering through this portal, Equity Eligible Persons will have the option to be included in a listing of Equity Eligible Persons that will be available to clean energy companies that register on this portal. Registrations to be listed as an Equity Eligible Person will be reviewed and verified by the Illinois Power Agency. Registration as an Equity Eligible Person through this portal is voluntary but helps facilitate consideration as an Equity Eligible Person.
The Illinois Power Agency Act (20 ILCS 3855/1-10) defines Equity Eligible Persons as “persons who would most benefit from equitable investments by the State designed to combat discrimination, specifically:
- (1) persons who graduate from or are current or former participants in the Clean Jobs Workforce Network Program, the Clean Energy Contractor Incubator Program, the Illinois Climate Works Pre-apprenticeship Program, Returning Residents Clean Jobs Training Program, or the Clean Energy Primes Contractor Accelerator Program, and the solar training pipeline and multi-cultural jobs program created in paragraphs (a)(1) and (a)(3) of Section 16-108.21 of the Public Utilities Act;
- (2) persons who are graduates of or currently enrolled in the foster care system;
- (3) persons who were formerly incarcerated;
- (4) persons whose primary residence is in an equity investment eligible community.”
Job Seeker Resources
User Guide to help job seekers navigate the portal.
Portal Training (April 4, 2023)
FEJA and CEJA Workforce Training Programs (These trainings qualify individuals to become Equity Eligible Persons)
Other Education and Training Programs (These trainings do not qualify individuals to become EEPs, but may aid in building your knowledge and skillset to get you ready to enter the clean energy workforce)