As the energy training and technical assistance coordinator for the FSL Southwest Building Science Training Center (SWBST), self-described building science black belt Chris Baker has more than 15 years at SWBST’s weatherization program as a program administrator, crew trainer and energy auditor/technician. Chris talked with IREC recently and makes the case for energy efficiency.
It has come to my attention that, on occasion, I can be wrong. At the recent Weatherization Training Network Trainer’s Consortium, where IREC was invited to talk about instructional design, I confessed that I didn’t need to actively improve as a trainer. What was I thinking?
The Standardization Roadmap: Energy Efficiency in the Built Environment, developed by ANSI’s Energy Efficiency Standardization Coordination Collaborative (EESCC), includes 125 recommendations to advance energy efficiency in the built environment.
The IREC Credentialing Program announces the launch a NEW public registry of credential holders which offers better visibility and ensures that accurate, current information is viewable by the public. Potential students, employers, funders and others will be able to easily locate information in the registry, which lists only IREC credential holders.
June 13, 2014 – The IREC Credentialing Program has released a new version of the IREC Candidate Handbook. The Candidate Handbook serves as a primary resource for those who are applying for or have been awarded an IREC credential. As…
SUNY Canton’s CREST Receives IREC Training Program Accreditation; First Among HVCC Partner Organizations
SUNY Canton, a partner within the Northeast Region of the SITN, has become the first to become an IREC Accredited Training Provider for its solar thermal and PV programs . Hudson Valley Community College (HVCC) is one of two northeast RTPs.
You have extensive experience in the clean energy field and in the classroom. You’ve been at this a while, and want to demonstrate the depth and quality of your experience. You should stand out in the shrinking post-ARRA training market. You hold NABCEP, BPI, RESNET or another industry certification, but want to showcase the impact you make in educating the workforce of tomorrow. If this sounds like you, it is time to apply for IREC certification.
SMOC’s Green Jobs Academy (GJA) offers education and hands-on training to installers, crew chiefs, auditors, quality controllers and contractor/owners providing a career path in the growing field of weatherization and conservation. SMOC’s GJA is an IREC Accredited Training provider for its retrofit installer technician, crew leader and quality control inspector courses.
You offer high-quality training, and it is time you were recognized. Maintaining your high standards isn’t easy, but you have found it worth the effort. Similarly, meeting the IREC Standard for quality training is a rigorous process – both preparing for and undergoing the assessment. To help with this effort, IREC has new online tools to allow you to more efficiently use your time and prepare a more complete application.
On April 16, the U.S. Department of Labor (DOL) announced the availability of final round funding under the Trade Adjustment Assistance Community College and Career Training (TAACCCT) initiative. This installment of four significant investments to help build the capacity of the American community college system is unique in that it makes additional funding available to those applicants who propose to develop partnerships with national industry groups or employers to scale strategies across the country.