Workforce Training Programs
Future Energy Jobs Act (FEJA) Workforce Training Programs
The administration of the workforce training programs authorized under the Future Energy Jobs Act (FEJA) were assigned to the Illinois Department of Commerce (DCEO) in 2022 through the Climate and Equitable Jobs Act (Public Act 102-662 or "CEJA"). Three job training programs through FEJA were transferred to DCEO. These include:
- Solar Training Pipeline Program
- Multi-Cultural Jobs Program
Climate and Equitable Jobs Act (CEJA) Workforce Training Programs
DCEO's role in CEJA is to help Illinois’ workforce prepare for and train for jobs in the clean energy industry and to provide support to workers and communities facing plant closures. These programs prioritize Illinoisians who live in communities that have historically faced economic barriers and environmental damage, bolstering a diverse workforce in the clean energy industry. DCEO is charged with implementing many programs under CEJA. Here is a list of the CEJA workforce programs that DCEO will administer:
- Clean Jobs Workforce Hubs Network Program
- Returning Residents Clean Jobs Training Program
- Climate Works Pre-apprenticeship Program
- Energy Transition Navigators
- Energy Transition Barrier Reduction Program
To learn more about these programs, visit the workforce training programs page of the DCEO website.
For questions on workforce training programs administered by DCEO, email CEO.CEJA@illinois.gov.
To see a list of past and active job training programs currently available, visit the job training directory page of the IPA's Illinois Solar for All (ILSFA) website.
Please note that this directory includes OTHER programs that will not qualify individulas as Equity Eligible Persons. When accessing this job directory, please make sure to filter for FEJA job training programs.