The Green Energy installer is a certification program for students who have an interest in working in the renewable energy industry. The program is flexible, student-focused and emphasizes hands-on, practical training, using equipment typically encountered in the renewable energy industry. ACE Trades and Technical Institute 3200 sq feet workshop is totally focused on industry practice for the practical training. The necessary theoretical work component is integrated into the program to complement and enhance the practical. Industry tours will expose the student to a variety of work environments.
The clean energy sector’s GDP is forecast to grow by 58% by 2030. The surge in environmental awareness and sustainability has changed consumer patterns of energy use. With more people choosing green energy, electric and hybrid cars have increased demands in Canada’s clean energy sector. These trends have created attractive and flexible employment, competitive remuneration, comprehensive benefits, and opportunities for career advancement. Full-time and part-time employment and contracting opportunities are available to graduates within:
- Electric vehicle (EV) manufacturing units
- Hydrogen fuel cells manufacturers, namely Loop energy and Ballard powers.
- Solar farms
- Wind farms
- Residential/commercial renewable energy projects
- Electrical car charging stations
Positions within these sectors include, but are not limited to:
- renewable energy technicians
- Wind Turbine Technician
- Turbine Blade Technician
- Solar maintenance technician
- System integration expert
- Electrical Car charger Installer
Program duration length is 6 weeks which is a total of180 hours.
- Domestic students that can provide a Canadian transcript showing completion of English 11 or 12 or equivalent) with a passing grade of ‘C’, will be exempt from having to write the English Entrance Assessment.
- Domestic students that can provide a Canadian transcript showing completion of Math 10, 11 or 12 (or equivalent) with a passing grade of ‘C’, will be exempt from having to write the Math Entrance Assessment.
International students can meet the Math Entrance Assessment requirement by providing an equivalent to Canadian High School Math 10, 11 or 12 with a passing grade of ‘C’. The credential must be evaluated and verified.
Applicants must successfully complete all on-campus test and final exams with a minimum of 50% overall average. Also they must complete all the trainings which includes confined spaces, ladder safety and WHIMS during the program.
Upon completion of this program, students will be able to:
- Apply solar photovoltaic systems safety principles and practices including controlling for identified risks.
- Supporting crew involved in development of solar photovoltaic pre-installation on-site implementation strategy.
- Assist in installation, troubleshooting and maintenance of solar photovoltaic systems.
- Support in Installation of geothermal and solar thermal heating systems in conformance with the Canadian Electrical Code.
- Assist in testing RTD and thermocouple sensors.
- Assist in Installation and connection of batteries, battery charging systems including inverters and fuel cells.
- Apply safe work practices in renewable energy storage, production and retrieval systems.
- Will be able to install a domestic EV car charging point.
Method(s) of Evaluation
- Weekly on campus tests will be conducted
- In the end , students will be given a final exam