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Join us for a paid 4-week training session and open doors to fulfilling careers!

  • Get Paid to Learn: Earn $2,750 while learning from instructors from the Center for Energy and Environment. 
  • Earn Valuable Credentials: Receive an industry-recognized certification in Building Science Principles (BSP). Building science explores how changing one part of a home can affect homeowners’ comfort, health, and safety. 

Program Details

  • Next Session: June 5 – July 3, 2024
  • Application Deadline: May 29, 2024
  • Meeting Times: Monday–Friday, 9am – 2pm
  • Location: Sabathani Community Center, 310 East 38th Street, Minneapolis

Produced in partnership with Center for Energy and Environment and Xcel Energy. Photo above from Xcel’s Home Energy Career Training delivered by CEE.

Instruction will be led by Center for Energy and Environment (CEE) and will include the following: 

  • Basics of building science and home energy audits, insulation, and air sealing  
  • Installation training from experts  
  • Relevant job-site safety guidelines, math for construction, and more
  • Career readiness (job search, resume writing, interview skills, etc.) 
  • Job search assistance
  • Basic support services (bus, gas cards, etc.) 
  • Connection to housing, food, and other resources 

Requirements to qualify for the Home Energy Career Training:

  • You are between the ages of 18-24 years old.   
  • You live in a 6-mile radius of George Floyd Square in Minneapolis. 
  • You’re legally authorized to work in the U.S.    
  • You have a minimum 5th grade reading and math level.
  • You have basic computer skills.   
  • You have a driver’s license or are in the process of obtaining one.  

16-week paid internship opportunities and job placement assistance available: 

  • TRACK 1: Energy Auditor 
    Earn Building Analyst BPI Certification
  • TRACK 2: Insulation Contractor 
    Earn Home Insulation BPI Certification 

Internship Wage: $18 per hour 

Starting Wages in Home Energy Careers:

  • Insulation Contractor: $20-25 per hour 
  • Energy Auditor: $18.50-23 per hour 

Home Energy Career Training - Interest Form

Eligibility Criteria

Thank you for expressing interest in the Home Energy Career Training and taking the time to complete our initial screening questions. Unfortunately, based on your responses, it appears that you do not meet the eligibility criteria for this particular program.

If you are over 24 years old, you may also be interested in our Workforce Strategies program for other career opportunities. For younger ages, please consider our Drone Training Program or Sabathani After School. 

A valid driver's license is required for the internship and employment opportunities.
The following demographic questions are optional and are to help us evaluate the reach of our programs. 

You must be at least 18 years old to participate in this program.