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Energy Efficiency Technical Training
Win-Win Campaign | Internship Description
Are you looking for a job in the energy efficiency field but are having a hard time finding the jobs, accessing the market and/or getting any response from employers? Or maybe you're getting some interviews but you keep hearing that you need more industry specific technical training and/or hands-on experience?! Or perhaps you're currently employed and are looking to transition to a more fulfilling career that allows you to make a living AND a positive impact? If any of these are true for you, then this program is specifically designed to assist YOU.
Envirolution is a 501(c)(3), non-profit organization dedicated to inspiring and empowering the leaders that will drive the transition to a truly just and sustainable economy. We achieve this by providing a unique blend of service-based sustainability education, leadership development and career advancement services.
Envirolution's Win-Win Campaign is an energy efficiency technical training and internship program, combined with an energy efficiency outreach, education and implementation assistance initiative for small businesses. The program is implemented on a part-time basis, during off-work hours (i.e. nights & weekends) and is comprised of two interwoven components: the in-class training component (45 hours) and the in-the-field internship component (45 hours). After successful completion of the program, we also provide paid internship opportunities, job placement assistance and additional professional certification (i.e. BPI, LEED) test-prep training.
This 8-week program begins with a 30-hour bootcamp which takes place over two consecutive weekends. The bootcamp serves as a crash-course into energy efficiency principles, auditing practices, energy conservation measures (ECMs), the retrofit implementation process and the NYC economic incentives landscape to prepare the participants to go out into the field. In order to complete bootcamp and proceed to the internship portion of the program, participants must pass a written and a field test.
Once the bootcamp is complete, interns are broken up into teams, paired with professional mentors and are assigned to work with one of our contractor partners. Interns are then responsible for reaching out to the small businesses in a target neighborhood to educate them on the many energy efficiency solutions and incentives available to them. Each intern is required to: (1) reach out and educate at least thirty businesses; and (2) to assist at least ten businesses. Assisting a business entails providing them with a free energy audit, qualifying them for eligible incentive, and connecting them with the appropriate agencies, contractors and/or vendors to facilitate the implementation of energy efficiency upgrades.
Through this innovative hybrid training program that combines classroom training, mentoring and fieldwork, participating interns gain invaluable real-world, hands-on experience and concrete energy auditing and project management skills that are applicable across a wide spectrum of career opportunities in the emerging green economy.
• We run a Daytime (accelerated) 4-week version of the program; as well as a Nights & Weekends (part-time) 8-week version of the program • The next start date for both sessions will be September 8th • We start a new session of the program approximately every two months.
The upcoming session of the Win-Win Campaign is being implemented in partnership with (Community Partners) CUNY's City College of New York, the Manhattan Borough President's Office, Bright Power, Solar1, Lifecycle Solutions, The NY Grants Company, CleanEdison, the Asian American / Asian Research Institute (AA/ARI) at CUNY; (Contractor Partners) FCI Consulting Group, EIA, Sheridan Electric, Efficionados, Willdan Energy Solutions; (Workforce Partners) The Osborne Association, Non-Traditional Employment for Women, Green City Force and STRIVE International; and is supported by The Mertz-Gilmore Foundation.
As you can imagine, there are costs associated with putting on this program. Even with our partners' and supporters' help, it still costs us about $1000 per participant to put on this extensive program. However, we recognize that many people that can most benefit from this program might not be able to afford that, which is why we have established merit and need based financial assistance as well as payment plan options. We absolutely don't want anyone to be discouraged from participating because of financial limitations. In fact, we have never turned anyone away solely due to finances. So if you are interested in the program, we encourage you to apply. If you are a strong and deserving candidate, we will certainly work with you. In summary:
• Participation in this program costs $1,000 per participant. • There is merit and need based financial assistance, as well as payment plans. • If you are interested in the program, please apply. We will not turn anyone away solely based on financial limitations.
• JOB PLACEMENT assistance upon successful completion (with over 80% placement success rate within 3 months) • 45 Hours of energy efficiency technical training • 45 Hours hands-on internship field work • 10 Completed energy audit reports for your portfolio • Experience using energy audit equipment (including light meters, watt meters & ballast discriminators) • Program Polo shirt and Business Cards • Additional subsequent training opportunities (i.e. BPI certification test-prep, entrepreneurship courses, etc)
Dates & Commitment (Nights & Weekend Course):
• Participation in the program requires a commitment of 90 hours total (45 hours of in-class training + 45 Hours of internship field work) over an 8-week period. • Bootcamp -- 30 Hours of Class + Tests; over 2 weekends + 2 Wednesday Nights • Weekly Classes -- 15 Hours; 3 hours per week x 5 weeks • Weekly Field Work -- 45 Hours; approx 9 hours per week x 5 weeks • All classes and field work are during off-work hours (i.e. nights and weekends)
Dates & Commitment (Daytime Course):
• Participation in the program requires a commitment of 90 hours total (45 hours of in-class training + 45 Hours of internship field work) over a 4-week period. • Bootcamp -- 30 Hours of Class + Tests; over 2 weekends + 2 Wednesday Nights • Weekly Classes -- 15 Hours; 5 hours per week x 3 weeks • Weekly Field Work -- 45 Hours; approx 15 hours per week x 3 weeks
To be considered for participation in this program, please send your resume and cover letter to email@example.com. Note that each session of the program is limited to 25 participants.
Contact: For more information on Envirolution's Win-Win Campaign, please visit our website at http://www.envirolution.org