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Climate and Equitable Jobs Act

The Climate and Equitable Jobs Act (CEJA, P.A. 102-0662) was signed into law by Governor Pritzker on September 15, 2021.  CEJA is comprehensive energy legislation that

  • Incentivizes renewable energy development;
  • Accelerates electric vehicle (EV) adoption and expands charging station infrastructure; 
  • Creates statewide clean energy workforce training programs to ensure our workforce is prepared for the jobs of the future; and, 
  • Supports communities facing energy transitions and much more.  

DCEO's role in CEJA is to help Illinois’ workforce prepare for and train for jobs in the clean energy industry and to provide support to workers and communities facing plant closures. These programs prioritize Illinoisians who live in communities that have historically faced economic barriers and environmental damage, bolstering a diverse workforce in the clean energy industry.  DCEO is charged with implementing many programs under CEJA. Click on the links below to learn more.

DCEO coordinated a webinar to discuss the programs in the CEJA workforce ecosystem and how they work together. The webinar highlights ways to build partnerships across the different programs and prepare to apply for funding.  To view the presentation, please visit:

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