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Feds investing over $200K in energy efficiency training

Efficiency Canada is creating a training hub that will promote skills training and create an inventory of existing energy efficiency programs and certifications.


July 20, 2020
By Energy Manager Canada
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The Government of Canada has announced it will be investing over $200,000 in e-training opportunities for Canadians in the energy efficiency sector, including funding to the Canadian Institute for Energy Training (CIET) for discounted virtual training courses.

Efficiency Canada, based in Ottawa at Carleton University’s Sustainable Energy Research Centre, is receiving $126,765 to work with the energy efficiency sector to create a training hub that will promote skills training and help Canadians better understand how to transition into the energy efficiency workforce.

The organization will also create an inventory of existing energy efficiency programs and certifications to inform Canadians of training options and identify gaps in knowledge that will enable the development of future courses.

The Canadian Institute for Energy Training (CIET) and HRAI will also receive $48,000 and $50,000 respectively for two e-training initiatives that will provide virtual training to Canadians at a discounted rate during the COVID-19 pandemic.

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“The response to virtual training has been fantastic so far, with participants from coast to coast joining our virtual real-time classrooms, learning from trainers and their peers and participating in a healthy discussion about how energy efficiency can help the economy recover more quickly,” said Mathieu Côte, executive director, Canadian Institute for Energy Training (CIET), in the Natural Resources Canada media release.