Join members of the BPA and IREC Workforce Development teams for an interactive and engaging look at how effective training helps grow the building performance workforce. In a continuation of BPA’s workforce development needs assessment, this session will explore the training gaps and challenges in sourcing qualified workers, access to curricula, and maintaining credentials. Don’t plan to sit back and listen in this session! You will be asked to share your experiences, workforce needs, and solutions – helping to inform our industry’s pathways for enhanced career development. Come learn about the Green Buildings Career Map and how to access available cost-effective training to on-board, retain, and improve the skills of new and existing workers. This session will showcase BPA and IREC’s online resources. Tour the BPA’s Training and Careers Hub and the recently launched WAP Grantee training courses and exciting new educational resources about grid-interactive efficient buildings (GEBs). Learn what to look for in high-quality training that will impact on the job performance.
By attending this session, attendees will:
Inform development of industry training and career development resources, indicating the critical priorities your teams need to advance worker skill sets
Learn about new educational resources and training to improve on the job performance, including opportunities to integrate self-paced training into on-boarding and continuing education
Access the Green Building Career Map to view career pathways in weatherization and efficiency