Saratoga, New York played host this week to the fourth national conference entitled “Clean Energy Workforce: Education Conference.” The stated goal of the conference is to discuss creative and effective ways to educate workers in the renewable and energy efficiency workforce. This conference is the only national even which brings together innovative teachers who specialize in training today’s green workforce.
The conference presented the most up-to-date information and instructional methods, development of curricula, credentialing, and best practices for training those who are involved in the fields of energy efficiency and renewable energy.
The conference, which took place from March 8 to 10, encompassed the latest methods of teaching which are now being presented at a large variety of educational facilities including community colleges, skill centers, technical high schools, and industry training centers all over the country.
The pre-conference event offered one day of technical workshops, while the two day conference itself was filled with information for all those who or in the planning stages or are already offering training programs offering degrees, certification, continuing education or public education, for the renewable and efficient energy markets.
The conference itself was organized by IREC (Interstate Renewable Energy Council) and primarily sponsored by the New York State Energy Research and Development Authority (NYSERDA.)