As Director of the New Mexico Energy$mart Academy (NME$A) and Center of Excellence for Green Building and Energy Efficiency at Santa Fe Community College (SFCC), Amanda is professionally and personally committed to leaving the world a better place, and she’s doing it full time. Maybe more than full time.
Newsmaker Interview: Amanda Hatherly, New Mexico Energy$mart Academy (NME$A), Santa Fe Community College
How do you close the skills gap between graduating students and employers? “It’s all about employers and educators working together; speaking and understanding the same language,” said Pat Fox, IREC’s director of credentialing development, “the need to communicate regularly and share information about what’s working and what’s not.”
The value of credentialing for the clean energy sector is best understood when the individual credentialing elements are recognized as a synergistic system. Individual groups develop standards, guidelines, job task analyses, certifications and assessment schemes, but the strength and value of credentialing is in the system.
With the launch of IREC Standard 01023:2013, IREC has updated its Guidance Document on the development and/or selection of a job task analysis by applicant organizations.
Back in November, we hosted two webinars for IREC credential holders to explain new requirements for annual reporting. The Credentialing team answers questions from current IREC credential holders.
IREC has accepted four new job task analyses in the multifamily sector. These JTAs will be used as a resource to assess training providers for accreditation and instructors for certification.
Richard Knaub died this Christmas week. This incredibly wonderful guy fought back from a stroke and then got hit with cancer. I am sure that right now Richard is holding court figuring out better ways for any higher authority to…
In November, the Credentialing Program finalized the transition to adopting two new IREC standards for training organizations and trainers. If you hold the IREC credential, you’ll need to demonstrate you meet the requirements of the new Standards in your next annual report.
The IREC Credentialing Program has released a new version of the IREC Candidate Handbook. In addition to content updates, the new Candidate Handbook also features a new format designed to contribute to ease of use and readability.
Earlier this summer, LATTC received IREC’s Training Provider accreditation for its PV and energy efficiency training programs. They were commended for the assessment system developed for their energy efficiency courses which uses rubrics for their instructors to assess all of the job task analysis (JTA) skills and knowledge that they adopted for use in their PV program.