National Network Releases Work and Learn Guidebook for Employers

New report from the National Network of Business and Industry Associations highlights 15 real-life models, providing a blueprint to help companies implement similar strategies that improve workforce recruitment, training and advancement. IREC is a member of the National Network, representing the clean energy sector.

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IREC Shares Credentialing Best Practices in the Big Easy

Having a booth at ACI’s annual conference recently provided the perfect opportunity for IREC staff to meet face-to-face with many IREC credential holders and learn about new practices they have developed to further increase the quality of their workforce training initiatives.

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Take a Look at the New 2015 Models

I still find pulling out a yellow legal pad along with a few sharp pencils productive as a way of jotting down notes, ideas and doodles. Tis the season to do so as we start at the top of a new year. My top yellow pad one liner – it looks like 2015 will be the time for new models – refers to new policy, technical and operational ones. Things could be shaken up or at least stirred. Let me bring you into a conversation the IREC team had just a few weeks ago.

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Why You Should Improve Your Training (and 5 ways to do it!)  

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?

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Water: essential to life

The need to have a strong connection between business and education is everywhere. The success of building a workforce for clean energy and other sustainable technologies depends on it. Recently, I’ve been learning about the growing field of education and training for water management and technologies.

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