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From Energy Management to Marketing, to Policy, to HVAC

Physical distancing requires many energy efficiency activities to be put on hold, but one area where work can be accelerated is online training and capacity-building in our sector. Efficiency Canada has created a brand new public database of online energy efficiency training courses across Canada: from energy management to marketing, to policy, to HVAC. To explore the database and the courses available, click here.

To support the industry and prepare for a return to normal, Natural Resources Canada (NRCan) has provided a generous subsidy for certain online courses from the Canadian Institute for Energy Training (CIET) and the Heating, Refrigeration and Air Conditioning Institute of Canada (HRAI). Between May 19th and June 30th, 2020, and until the subsidy is exhausted, a discount is applied to certain courses. To see the discounted courses, click here.

This could be the time for a big push on upgrading skills to develop the clean economy. While hands-on training is often preferred, there are a variety of on-line options that can be explored: we are already seeing training organizations ramping-up and innovating with online offerings. Training will get our sector ready to get to work on an energy-efficient economic recovery and can prepare us to implement ambitious goals (such as retrofitting all of Canada’s buildings to achieve a net-zero emissions economy).

Want to support more investments in training and an energy-efficient economic recovery? Send a letter directly to policymakers using HRAI’s one-click tool.