Job Opportunties

Why Missouri?

Specialized Programs in Alternative Energy

University of Science and Technology (Rolla)- Missouri S&T’s Energy Research and Development Center is involved in grid stabilization and storage for green energy technologies

University of Missouri (Columbia)- MU’s Center for Sustainable Energy coordinates research, education, and commercialization for all renewables. 

Washington University (St. Louis)- has the country’s only department of Energy, Environmental, and Chemical Engineering, and it is also home to the International Center for Advanced Renewable Energy and Sustainability (I-CARES); a center founded in 2007 to foster research on energy, environment, and sustainability across several disciplines through collaborations with the international business community. 

Crowder College (Neosho)- Home to the Missouri Alternative and Renewable Energy Technology (MARET) Center, recognized internationally for its contributions to the energy field. Crowder offers a Pre-Engineering Associate of Applied Science Degree, Associate of Arts with biofuels, solar, wind specialization and six alternative energy certificate tracks.

University of Central Missouri (Warrensburg)- UMC recently developed a new workforce program focused on Green/Sustainable Industries.  The curriculum includes all “green” industry sectors and technician certification training.

Electrical Connection (St. Louis)- the Midwest’s largest resource for training electricians and communication technicians, training more than 1,200 IBEW apprentices and journeymen each year. 

Mineral Area College (Park Hills)- offers both a Renewable Energy Technology Certificate and an Associate of Applied Science degree.

Southeast Missouri State University (Cape Girardeau)- offers a BS degree in Technology Management with Sustainable Energy Systems Management specialization.

St. Louis Community College (St. Louis)- Offers four accelerated training programs to retool workers for Energy Solutions Technician jobs.

Vatterotte College and Pinnacle Career Institute (Kansas City)- offer wind turbine technician training programs.

Education Training and Workforce Facts

  • Missouri colleges and universities grant over 4,000 degrees in engineering or engineering technology annually.
  • There are over 21,000 engineers employeed in Missouri according to the Bureau of Labor Statistics.
  • Missouri's workforce exceeds the populations of 19 other stats, including neighboring Kansas, Arkansas, and Nebraska.
  • Twleve percent, or 318,650 of Missouri's 2.67 million workers are employed in occupations relevenant to the Energy Solutions industry.
  • Nearly 10% of Missouri's workforce is currently employed in manufacturing.
  • Missouri has 138 post-secondary, degree granting institutions.
  • Missouri ranks 15th nationwide for bachelor's engineering degrees granted. More than 4,000 engineering degrees are awarded each year in the state, offering a steady pool of mechanical and electrical engineering graduates.
  • In February 2012, Exergonix Inc. announced a partnershop with the University of Central Missouri and Summit Technology Academy to develop an "Innovation Campus" at the company's headquarters. The campus will serve as a cooperative learning environment for STEM-focused high school students.