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Title: Trends in Practitioner Training for the Renewable Energy Trades

Abstract

As workforce development becomes more of a critical component for an expanding renewable energy economy, new training opportunities are on the increase for practitioners interested in either getting into the renewable energy trades or upgrading their professional skills. This paper will report on the new trends in training and show how the instruction has become more highly developed. In many cases, curricula are now designed to provide teaching that leads to defined workplace knowledge, skills, and abilities. Private and academic training programs are becoming accredited specifically to renewable energy standards. Community colleges and technical schools are responding to local jobs by offering more and more renewable energy trades courses. And classes are expanding from 3 to 5 day workshops to semester-long courses resulting in one-year certificate and two-year associate degree programs at Community Colleges.

Authors:
 [1];  [2]
  1. Interstate Renewable Energy Council, Latham, NY (United States)
  2. Partnership for Environmental Technology Education, South Portland, ME (United States)
Publication Date:
Research Org.:
Interstate Renewable Energy Council, Latham, NY (United States)
Sponsoring Org.:
USDOE EE Office of Solar Energy Technology (EE-2A)
OSTI Identifier:
1023891
Report Number(s):
IREC401-011
DOE Contract Number:  
FG36-05NT42401
Resource Type:
Conference
Resource Relation:
Conference: Solar 2006 Conference, Denver, CO (United States), Jul 2006
Country of Publication:
United States
Language:
English
Subject:
14 SOLAR ENERGY; workforce development, solar energy, training

Citation Formats

Weissman, Jane M., and Laflin, Kirk. Trends in Practitioner Training for the Renewable Energy Trades. United States: N. p., 2006. Web.
Weissman, Jane M., & Laflin, Kirk. Trends in Practitioner Training for the Renewable Energy Trades. United States.
Weissman, Jane M., and Laflin, Kirk. Sat . "Trends in Practitioner Training for the Renewable Energy Trades". United States. https://www.osti.gov/servlets/purl/1023891.
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abstractNote = {As workforce development becomes more of a critical component for an expanding renewable energy economy, new training opportunities are on the increase for practitioners interested in either getting into the renewable energy trades or upgrading their professional skills. This paper will report on the new trends in training and show how the instruction has become more highly developed. In many cases, curricula are now designed to provide teaching that leads to defined workplace knowledge, skills, and abilities. Private and academic training programs are becoming accredited specifically to renewable energy standards. Community colleges and technical schools are responding to local jobs by offering more and more renewable energy trades courses. And classes are expanding from 3 to 5 day workshops to semester-long courses resulting in one-year certificate and two-year associate degree programs at Community Colleges.},
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