Workforce	
  Development:	
  
                   Training	
  Needs	
  and	
  Trends	
  

Jerry	
  Ventre	
  
Interstate	
 ...
Training	
  Needs	
  

•  Industry	
  demand	
  for	
  trained	
  workers	
  
•  Locally	
  accessible,	
  high	
  quality...
PV	
  Training	
  PrioriEes	
  

            UElity	
      Installers	
  
          Personnel	
  


  Building	
          ...
Job	
  or	
  Task	
  Analysis	
  
                           Define	
  and	
  PrioriEze	
  Subtasks	
  

                  ...
Training	
  Focus	
  


Add-­‐on	
  skills	
  
      vs.	
  
 Specialists	
  




                         5	
  
Targets	
  and	
  Prerequisites	
  

                                Ability	
  
           Prior	
  
         Knowledge	
...
NJATC	
  Model	
  for	
  Training	
  Electricians	
  

•  900	
  hours	
  in	
  the	
  classroom	
  
   plus	
  hands-­‐on...
Trend	
  Toward	
  Greater	
  Depth	
  and	
  Breadth	
  




        One	
  or	
  Two	
     CerEficate	
                De...
Conclusions:	
  Renewable	
  energy	
  training	
  needs	
  to	
  –	
  

•    Be	
  aligned	
  with	
  approved	
  task	
 ...
When	
  done	
  right	
  –	
  everybody	
  wins!	
  

                          Workers	
  



          Community	
      ...
Thank	
  you	
  




                   11	
  
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A strong and well-trained workforce is essential for the rapidly growing clean energy markets. Thoughtful and coordinated actions need to be taken to build local and accessible training opportunities that are aligned with industry needs. Dr. Jerry Ventre's presentation will guide you through some of the good and not-so-good trends in workforce training.

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Workforce Development Training Needs and Trends

  1. 1. Workforce  Development:   Training  Needs  and  Trends   Jerry  Ventre   Interstate  Renewable  Energy  Council   IREC  Annual  MeeEng   Los  Angeles,  California   October  11,  2010   1  
  2. 2. Training  Needs   •  Industry  demand  for  trained  workers   •  Locally  accessible,  high  quality  training     •  Properly  targeted  and  prepared  students   •  Curriculum  designed  for  defined  jobs  and   career  pathways   •  Well-­‐equipped  instrucEonal  faciliEes   •  Sufficient  opportunity  for  student  pracEce   2  
  3. 3. PV  Training  PrioriEes   UElity   Installers   Personnel   Building   System   Designers   Designers   Technical   Code   Sales   Officials   3  
  4. 4. Job  or  Task  Analysis   Define  and  PrioriEze  Subtasks   Review  and  Validate   Define  Major  Tasks   Define  DuEes   High  Performers   Define  Job   Observers   Job  Title   Increasing  Detail   Researchers   4  
  5. 5. Training  Focus   Add-­‐on  skills   vs.   Specialists   5  
  6. 6. Targets  and  Prerequisites   Ability   Prior   Knowledge   MoEvaEon   Learning  PotenEal   6  
  7. 7. NJATC  Model  for  Training  Electricians   •  900  hours  in  the  classroom   plus  hands-­‐on  laboratories   •  PV-­‐specific  training   (number  of  hours  vary)   •  8,000  hours  on-­‐the-­‐job   training  and  mentoring   •  ConEnual  professional   development  of  trainers   7  
  8. 8. Trend  Toward  Greater  Depth  and  Breadth   One  or  Two   CerEficate   Degree   Courses   Programs   Programs   •  HVCC,  Hands-­‐ •  HVCC,  Diablo   •  HVCC,  Lane   On  Solar   Valley  College   CC   8  
  9. 9. Conclusions:  Renewable  energy  training  needs  to  –   •  Be  aligned  with  approved  task  analyses   •  Be  responsive  to  market  demand   •  Be  locally  accessible  in  high  demand  areas   •  Properly  target  students   •  Tie  content  and  instrucEonal  hours  to  prerequisites   •  Emphasize  add-­‐on  skills  and  individual  pracEce   •  Broaden  offerings  and  educaEonal  foundaEons   •  Include  meaningful  learning  assessment   •  Offer  professional  development  opportuniEes  for   trainers   9  
  10. 10. When  done  right  –  everybody  wins!   Workers   Community   Consumers   Students   Industry   Educators   10  
  11. 11. Thank  you   11  

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