Creating a micro-credential for specific leadership skills is new territory, as professions across industries begin to look for new, third-party validation of the specific expertise and training they value. Building on its unique experience creating clean energy micro-credentials, IREC has…
IREC Creating First Micro-Credential For Leadership
Anchoring Quality Micro-Credentials in the Credentialing Landscape
In response to industry feedback on gaps in the clean energy credentialing landscape, IREC has worked behind the scenes with a myriad of partners for the past three years to develop a valid and trusted framework for high-quality micro-credentials. Today, we see emerging as a pressing priority quality third-party validation of specialty skills both for clean energy allied professions, whose jobs “touch” renewable or energy efficiency technology in some way, and for add-on skills for full-scope credentials that currently exist within the clean energy professions.
At Home Performance Conference: IREC Talks Accreditation & Certification
IREC attended and participated in yet another rich and stimulating HPC Home Performance Conference in Nashville last month. With the biggest attendance in the 31-year history of this conference, every session we attended was standing room only, abuzz with…
Applause! 48 IREC Credentials Awarded to Institutions & Instructors for High Quality Clean Energy Training
By Anna Sullivan, Credentialing Services Manager 2016 was eventful on many fronts. For IREC, this included the award of 48 new credentials to high quality clean energy training providers and instructors across the country. These institutions and individuals stepped up…
Become Solar Smart(er) with PV Training Online
Originally published in IAEI magazine online 11/4/16 by Ruth Fein Revell Where were you when _____? Most of us know exactly where we were, who we were with, and what our first thoughts were as major events of our lifetime…
IREC and National Apartment Assn Develop Micro-Credential for Energy Efficiency
About two years ago, IREC began exploring micro-credentials as a means to supplement and, in some cases, provide an alternative to full-scope clean energy certification schemes. Through intensive discussion and research with stakeholders and credentialing partners since then, IREC has…
Have You Heard: Solar Training for Fire Fighters
Recently, IREC’s Laure-Jeanne Davignon and Fire Captain Matthew Paiss, San Jose FD (IAFF Local 230) spoke with Solar Wakeup’s Frank Andorka about Solar PV Safety for Fire Fighters for the United States of Solar podcast series.
IREC’s New Dynamic Digital Credentials: A Game Changer for Instructors and Employers
Trainers need a way to express their professional qualifications in today’s digital world. Digital badges and credentials are used worldwide to show validated accomplishments. IREC recently created a new application for this technology, launching a digital credentialing initiative for our certified clean energy instructors and master trainers.
Thinking About a Career in Solar? Let These Videos Help
The new solar career map includes a video series – five short videos incorporating interviews with 18 solar professionals about what they see and do and teach in the industry, organized around five key themes.
IREC Awarded New Funding to Advance Digital Credentials
IREC proudly announces funding to design and advance a “digital mark” for its existing IREC credentials, to help employers efficiently identify and understand the value of each credential and what knowledge, skills and abilities it validates.