President Joe Biden is taking executive action to create a workforce training and service initiative to “put to work” 20,000 Americans in conservation and clean energy jobs, with a coordinating agreement between federal agencies, the White House announced Wednesday.

The action comes as the clean energy industry is experiencing labor shortages and manufacturers and developers look to take advantage of billions in tax credits offered by the Inflation Reduction Act.

“All American Climate Corps programs will be paid experiences that adhere to a common set of programmatic standards, and provide pathways to high-quality employment opportunities in the public and private sectors,” the White House said in a release. “No prior experience is required for most positions.”

The U.S. Department of Labor, Department of the Interior, Department of Agriculture, National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration, Department of Energy and AmeriCorps will all sign a memorandum of understanding, the White House said. In addition, AmeriCorps will create a new hub to support the American Climate Corps.

Read the full article about American Climate Corps by Diana DiGangi at Utility Dive.