This project will research workforce gaps and skillset needs across the HVAC, air-sealing/insulation, and plumbing industries in Wisconsin. The research will include in-depth interviews of Trade Allies and industry stakeholders to identify short and long-term hiring and training needs. Based on the findings, a stakeholder session will be convened to review recommendations for Focus on Energy and the state of Wisconsin. A final report will be produced detailing the findings and recommendations for energy efficiency program offerings to complement expected industry growth as a result of the Inflation Reduction Act.
Researcher: Midwest Renewable Energy Association (MREA)
Timeline: November 2023- July 2024