Registration Open: 2008 Renewable Energy Workforce Education Conf.
Submitted by Interstate Renewable Energy Council
Registration is now open for the “New Ideas in Educating a Workforce in Renewable Energy and Energy Efficiency” Conference. This national conference will take place on March 19 and 20, 2008 at Hudson Valley Community College (outside of Albany, New York).
This conference will focus on instructional strategies, curricula development, and related training and market trends. It also offers a great opportunity to network with educators from across the country.
You can register on line.
There will be 16 conference sessions covering topics such as New Approaches to Course Delivery; Designing Training for Different Audiences; Lessons Learned from Training Programs; Hands-On Laboratories; Resources to Start or Improve Energy Programs; Green Jobs Corps; Training the Electrical Trades and many more sessions. Over 40 speakers are on the program.
Plenary sessions include presentations by Roger Bezdek talking about the economic and jobs impacts of the renewable energy and energy efficiency industries; Dr. Tom Starrs describing how renewable energy markets are undergoing rapid expansion; and Dr. James McKenney from the American Association of Community Colleges addressing the role of Community Colleges in meeting our nation's current and future workforce needs.
Prior to the start of the Conference, there will be 6 technical workshops offered on Tuesday, March 18, 2007. Workshop topics include Photovoltaic Systems and the National Electrical Code; Solar Hot Water Education; Wind Energy Science for Educations; Criterion-Referenced Testing; and Nuts and Bolts of Ethanol and Biofuels-Hydrogen and Fuel Cells.
Register early. Space is limited.