Research Triangle Region, N.C. – Looking to solve the world’s most critical problems? The second, annual Cleantech Connect Career Fair will feature companies innovating in water technology, agriculture, energy efficiency, the Internet of Things, and other sustainability and clean technologies.
The Research Triangle Cleantech Cluster (RTCC), is again partnering with the Capital Area Workforce Development Board, NCWorks, and Work in the Triangle, to host the second annual Cleantech Connect Career Fair on April 12, 2017 from 3 to 5pm at the McKimmon Conference & Training Center in Raleigh, NC. This year’s Career Fair will once again be co-located with the State Energy Conference hosted by North Carolina State University and the North Carolina Clean Energy Technology Center.
The inaugural cleantech career fair in 2016 connected 300 job seekers and students with 16 leading cleantech companies specializing in smart grid, water, and transportation technologies. RTCC is expanding last year’s event by increasing the number of participants and employers this year.
“Companies in the Research Triangle region are leading innovation in the cleantech industry,”
said Susan Sanford, Executive Director of RTCC. “If you want to work in an industry with global impact, you can do that here in the Triangle.”
According to a talent survey produced by RTI International, 80% of cleantech companies surveyed said they planned to expand over the next five years for a combined total of 3,000+ new cleantech jobs in the Research Triangle region.
ABB, Hoffman Building Technologies, Itron, the NC Electric Cooperatives, Schneider Electric, Sensus, Strata Solar, TE Connectivity, Triangle MicroWorks, Trilliant, and the US EPA will be participating in the 2017 Career Fair. The City of Raleigh is also planning to highlight the growing startup space in the cleantech industry by hosting an entrepreneurial pavilion featuring Farmshots, FieldVets, Precisionhawk, Resispeak, Seachange Technologies, and Tethis.
The Career Fair is free to all job seekers, although registration is required. To register for the event as an employer or job seeker, visit the State Energy Conference website.