June 13, 2014 – The IREC Credentialing Program has released a new version of the IREC Candidate Handbook. The Candidate Handbook serves as a primary resource for those who are applying for or have been awarded an IREC credential. As…
June 2014 Update to IREC Candidate Handbook
It’s Time for YOU to be Recognized
You have extensive experience in the clean energy field and in the classroom. You’ve been at this a while, and want to demonstrate the depth and quality of your experience. You should stand out in the shrinking post-ARRA training market. You hold NABCEP, BPI, RESNET or another industry certification, but want to showcase the impact you make in educating the workforce of tomorrow. If this sounds like you, it is time to apply for IREC certification.
Community colleges and clean energy programs: thoughts from the national AACC conference
How do you close the skills gap between graduating students and employers? “It’s all about employers and educators working together; speaking and understanding the same language,” said Pat Fox, IREC’s director of credentialing development, “the need to communicate regularly and share information about what’s working and what’s not.”
1+1>2 or the Whole is Greater than the Sum of its Parts (with thanks to Aristotle)
The value of credentialing for the clean energy sector is best understood when the individual credentialing elements are recognized as a synergistic system. Individual groups develop standards, guidelines, job task analyses, certifications and assessment schemes, but the strength and value of credentialing is in the system.
Stand Out in a Crowded Industry – The Power of a Credential
Congratulations! You have successfully navigated and have been awarded IREC’s certification or accreditation. You have demonstrated the required knowledge, experience and integrity. Now how do you make this distinction work for you? You need to spread the word about your…