Workforce Development and Training

    Professional Development

    Enhance your career by developing skills in manufacturing energy efficiency. A variety of opportunities and certifications are available.

    Hands-On Training for Students

    Engineering students at select universities receive hands-on training at small and medium-sized manufacturing plants. Graduates are sought after for their skill in conducting energy, waste, and productivity assessments.

    Qualified Specialists 

    Become a Qualified Specialist and train your staff or advise others. Qualified Specialists are industry professionals who have completed additional training in the use of DOE assessment and analysis software tools.

    Certified Practitioners

    Become certified in helping manufacturers apply requirements of the ISO 50001 energy management standard or verify conformance to the standard. These professionals are helping companies assure they are maximizing the benefits from the standard.

    Energy Management

    Successful energy management depends on a union between technology application and management principles. Technology alone cannot achieve optimal savings; when coupled with energy management, greater savings can be achieved.


    Training on various systems/components that use energy is available to help manufacturing plants and buildings run more efficiently. Learn how to use powerful decision support software tools to help identify, analyze, and implement energy savings opportunities. Training is offered both online and in person throughout the year and around the country. Webcasts on other topics are also available.

    Visit the Training Calendar and Events Calendar to see listings and sign up.

    Training Topic Areas

    Steam Systems*
    Process Heating Systems
    Compressed Air Systems
    Motor Systems*
    Pumping Systems*
    Fan Systems*
    Mechanical Insulation*
    Data Centers*

    *Applicable to commercial buildings as well as manufacturing facilities.

    For more information or to schedule a training session, email the Training Coordinator.

    Online training for steam systems, process heating systems, pumping systems, fan systems, and mechanical insulation are available on the DOE Learning Management System (LMS); learn how to registerPDF to access these trainings.