HeatSmart Tompkins is committed to investing in the clean energy workforce growth needed to meet demand for the clean energy transition. Acknowledging the growing need, HeatSmart Tompkins has partnered with the Building Performance Contractors Association (BPCA) to launch a workforce training program for Central New York and Southern Tier.
Enrollment information will be posted here soon. This new effort complements existing HeatSmart initiatives and includes the following goals:
Sharing industry-wide best practices and troubleshooting protocols for professionals.
Delivering an accessible training program via online webinars, recorded videos, and in-the-field experience.
Using a project-based learning model, with real-world examples, participants are immersed in comprehensive system design, implementation, and troubleshooting.
Re-skilling or upgrade existing skillsets of existing regional air source heat pump contractors and technicians to accelerate their participation in the market.
Supporting a pipeline of candidates ready for entry level positions in clean energy jobs.
Who is the training for?
The primary audience for this training will be HVAC and building performance contractors and their staffs. However, the training may provide an opportunity for energy auditors, code enforcement officers, facility and property managers, energy technology students attending community colleges and BOCES as well as those underemployed or interested in pursuing the many emerging opportunities in this field.
Why now? What has changed?
Despite positive growth in clean energy jobs most clean energy businesses express difficulty hiring qualified workers. Governor Cuomo’s Green New Deal policies and decisions by the New York State Public Service Commission will require that utilities to provide greater rebates for the installation of cold climate ASHPs.
We are looking at a revolution in how NY homes will be heated. This translates to an economic boom, and massive growth in clean energy jobs. Don't get left out!
We're here to help and answer any questions you might have.
Brian Eden, Chair, Solar Tompkins Board firstname.lastname@example.org | 607-274-5560