National Conference for Educators and Trainers in Renewables

Submitted by HVCC, NYSERDA, IREC, and PETE
2006-09-19 17:34:45

A National Conference for Educators and Trainers
Wednesday, Nov. 8 - Friday, Nov. 10, 2006
Hudson Valley Community College
Troy, New York

The Renewable Energy and Energy Efficiency Workforce Education Conference is a national event that presents an opportunity for educational providers and faculty (high schools, community colleges, and other training programs) to learn about best practices and effective approaches to teaching workforce skills in the energy efficiency and renewable energy trades and industries.

Renewable and alternative energy training programs at the state, regional and national levels will be discussed in what are rapidly becoming new areas for increased job opportunities and student interest. The conference will address establishing new programs, merging renewable, alternative and energy efficiency programs in existing programs in high schools, community and technical colleges and four-year institutions. Discussion will also include establishing effective partnerships with business, industry and government agencies.

This is a two-day conference that will be followed by a third day of optional workshops focusing on such topics as Photovoltaics, Wind Energy Systems, Solar Thermal, Energy Audits, and Course Development.

Why Attend?

This conference will be dedicated to vocational trade high school, community college, four-year schools and other educators.
Attending you will learn:

  • How to successfully launch, grow and maintain an energy efficiency and renewable energy training program

  • Various funding options that institutions have used in starting and maintaining training programs

  • Where are the jobs – what to prepare for in the future

  • About Solar, Wind, Energy Efficiency, Geothermal and other curriculum and training programs

  • How to create Vocational High School Trade Program to Community College to Four-Year College Articulation Agreements

  • How to integrate energy efficiency and renewable energy into other trades on campus

  • About existing successful programs and lessons learned

  • Ideas to improve your program

  • About existing voluntary, industry-based certification programs available to students and practitioners

  • Industry-based task analysis certification and training standards

  • How to attract students into your programs

  • How to establish successful program business and industry advisory committees

  • How to conduct local job market assessments

  • How to create hands-on renewable energy laboratories

  • Availability of existing curriculum in energy efficiency and renewable energy

And you will also:
  • Have unique opportunities to network with fellow faculty members along with energy experts from business, industry and government

  • Have the opportunity to tour Hudson Valley Community College’s Solar Photovoltaic Laboratory

  • Have the opportunity to gain new energy efficiency, renewable energy, and adult learning skills by attending one of the optional technical workshops

Space is limited to 200 attendees and registration will be closed when the capacity is reached.

Conference Fee:
$150 on or before Friday, Sept. 29
$200 after Friday, Sept. 29
$50 for optional session on Nov. 10
Fee includes:
Attendance at conference planeries and sessions on Nov. 8 and Nov. 9.
Continental breakfasts and lunches on Nov. 8 and Nov. 9.
An evening reception on Nov. 8.

Has reading this article been useful? Please use our forum for any comments: