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  • Energy Futures Lab Leadership Bootcamp

    Calling all energy innovators and influencers! The Energy Futures Lab (EFL) is putting on a three-day workshop aimed to enable and empower all of those who are actively shaping Alberta's energy system and future. 

    The EFL facilitates constructive dialogue around Alberta's energy future and enables real-world experimental learning while identifying, testing, and scaling new initiatives through a world class collaborative platform.

    What the courses provide:

    • A dynamic, interactive, and intensive three-day in-person workshop, including lunches.
    • A set of facilitators’ guides with materials, e.g. slides, worksheets.
    • An award-winning e-learning course.
    • A follow up coaching call as you apply the workshop teachings.

    Admission: $1299

    For further details and to sign up click here.

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  • Green Drinks Edmonton

    • Wednesday, March 01, 2017 at 07:00 PM
    • Yellowhead Brewery in Edmonton, AB, Canada
    • $10.00 CAD

    Want to discuss the future potential of a Green Economy? Want a relaxed environment to discuss these topics with like minded individuals and peers? Then 'Green Drinks Edmonton' is for you!

     

    WHAT IS GREEN DRINKS EDMONTON?

    A monthly meet up event, Green Drinks Edmonton is a simple, unstructured event that brings together environmentally-minded Edmontonians in a relaxed, agenda-free evening of networking and great conversation. 

    Each month the subject matter is themed with the aim to bring interested people and local experts together, to facilitate introductions and foster collaborations. And this months subject is Green Economy.


    WHAT IS A GREEN ECONOMY?

    A green economy aims to generate economic growth and advancement, improve human well-being, and promote social equity without depleting natural resources and degrading the environment. With several political changes occurring globally, how will our daily lives change at home? Join the conversation this Green Drinks as we ponder the future of Edmonton’s economy and environment over refreshing beverages and Yellowhead beer.

    To attend the event please visit the Green Drinks Edmonton Evenbrite page here where advanced tickets can be purchased.

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  • Careers in Alberta's Energy Future

    Organized by the Economic Development Alliance of Southeast Alberta, the Careers in Alberta's Energy Future is an event designed to give participants insight into the future career opportunities in Alberta's renewable energy sector.

    The free event will focus on the key areas to get your career kick started in the renewable energy sector:

    - Career opportunities in Alberta's emerging sustainable energy industry; guest speaker Victoria Waye (Renewable Recruitment Account Manager at EnergeiaWorks, Chapter Committee member for Iron & Earth Calgary) will guide participants through the current network of opportunities available in the province as well as the planned projects heading Alberta's way.

    - Transfer of energy skills in the oil and gas industry; Carol Howes (Enform) will divulge the potential of transitioning using PetroLMI tool.

    - Energy, trades, and technologies training courses and programs at Medicine Hat College.

    For more information or to register for the event please visit the Eventbrite page here.

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  • SouthEast Alberta Energy Diversification Symposium (SEEDS)

    • Thursday, March 02, 2017 at 05:30 PM – March 03, 2017
    • Medicine Hat College in Medicine Hat, AB, Canada
    • $175.00 CAD

    The South East Energy Diversification Symposium (SEEDS) is your chance to find out what jobs and opportunities are available in the emerging Renewable Energy Industry in southern Alberta.

    As Alberta begins to diversify its energy sources with renewable energy activities, an opportunity exists for Southeast Alberta to continue its success in the oil and gas industry while emerging as a provincial and national leader for renewable energy projects.

    Recognizing the opportunities for Alberta in renewable energy projects, three partners (Alberta Labour, Economic Development Alliance (EDA) of Southeast Alberta, and Medicine Hat College) collaborated on a study of the impacts these projects would have on the regional economy and labour market. The result of this collaboration is the SEED Symposium.


    Agenda

    SEEDS kicks off on the evening of Thursday March 2nd with an address from Dr Denise Henning (Medicine Hat College) followed by a keynote speech from Chris Turner (Author: 'The Leap: How to Survive & Thrive in the Sustainable Economy').

    This is then followed on Friday March 3rd with a plethora of keynote speakers and panel discussions covering everything from the awareness and readiness of Alberta to renewable energy, to the innovations and opportunities available to the province right now.

    Iron & Earth will be represented at event by the key members of our new Calgary Chapter! Victoria Waye will be participating in the panel discussion around workforce preparation and readiness as she talks on behalf of Iron & Earth and EnergeiaWorks.

    Whilst Mike holds the fort at the booth and answer all questions Iron & Earth.

    If you would like to learn about job opportunities in Alberta within the Renewable Energy Industry, this is the place to be!


    Who Should Go?

    •     Local councilors, community leaders, and decision makers looking to learn more about renewable energy
    •     Job seekers wanting to know about this emerging industry
    •     Businesses wanting to connect with opportunities in the energy industry
    •     Anyone with an interest in renewable energy

     


    Registration

    Iron & Earth have secured a 30% discount for all our members that wish to attend!

    Just visit the SEEDS registration site here, and input the discount code "SEED17" to receive the discount. If you experience any difficulties with your booking please contact Jenna Williams (details above).

     

    *If you cannot afford the registration fee to attend the SEED Symposium, Medicine Hat College are hosting a free careers fair on Thursday 2nd March 2017 from 1-5pm details of which can be found here.

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  • Calgary Chapter Meetup

    • Monday, March 06, 2017 at 06:00 PM
    • Trolley 5 in Calgary, AB, Canada

    Join Iron & Earth Calgary on Monday 6th March as they host their next chapter meetup in partnership with ELSE (Emerging Leaders for Solar Energy) at Trolley 5 on 17th Ave.

    The night will kick off with an update on all things Iron & Earth followed by an introduction to our co-hosts ELSE.

    Once the intro's are done it's time for the star of the night, our guest speaker Geoff Domenico!

    We invited Geoff (KCP Energy) to give our members insight and an in depth appreciation of the Solar Industry, so if that's 'your bag' make sure you're there! 

    Following Geoff's speech we will be breaking out into another networking session for members, supporters and stakeholders alike to chew the fat from the nights presentations and share a drink or two.


    "What do I need?"

    A drink, a positive attitude, an open ear, and possibly some writing materials (if you're the kind of person who likes to take notes)... oh, and questions, feel free to ask our team and guest speaker questions so you can leave the event content and full of new knowledge.


    "How do I attend?"

    The event is free and open to members, supporters and anyone wishing to learn more about Iron & Earth. To register for this event please visit our Eventbrite page here to secure your space.

    We look forward to seeing you there!

    Iron & Earth

     


    Additional Notes

    ELSE - ELSE is a growing network of young professionals, students, and solar advocates who are working with the Canadian Solar Industries Association and industry stakeholders to build a strong solar energy future across Canada.

    KCP Energy - KCP is a one stop shop for energy efficiency and solar provisions in Alberta. They help homeowners use less and save more by assessing their home’s current efficiency and then installing the optimum solution for their needs.

    *18% Gratuity will be added to tables/groups of 6 or more (this is a stipulation of Trolley 5, unfortunately this is out of Iron & Earth control, we would appreciate your understand in this regard)

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  • Gridworks Solar PV Course

    Join Randall Benson from Gridworks Energy Group for the 5 day 'Advanced Solar PV Design & Installation Course for Grid Connected Systems'.

    With over 15 years experience in the solar industry, Randal Benson (Master Electrician) has personally trained over 900 electricians in Alberta alone. Gridworks Energy Group is Western Canada's only CSA certified Solar PV trainer for the Solar PV certification exam, with many of its students progressing to career in the solar industry off the back of this course.


     'The Solar Patch' is tipped to be the next big boom industry in Alberta and offers a unique opportunity for skilled tradespeople to diversify their skill set into an emerging economy.

    The object of the 5 day PV design course is to provide knowledge, experience and insight in to the solar PV industry, and to provide students the tools and skills needed to design & install grid-connected PV systems. This hands on course will teach students about the Canadian Electrical Code and how it applies to solar PV, the healthy & safety implication on the work site and the theory behind solar PV systems. This practical course will allow students to add 'Design & Installation of Grid-Connected Solar PV Systems' to their resume and begin a flourishing new career in the renewable energy industry.

    Spaces are limited so enroll now to reserve you place!

    Fee: $1695.00 CAD

    Payment can be made via PayPal or by contacting Gridworks directly for more options.

     

    Additional Information

    Participants can apply for Canada-Alberta Job Grants (CAJG) to help cover up to two-thirds of the course fees. To find out more information please visit here.


     


    **This course is signatory to CSA's Certificaton: Construction Electrician (NOC 7241) Solar Photovoltaic (PV) Systems Certified (SPVC) Certification exam

    Anyone who is not a Certified JM Electrician or Registered Electrical Apprentice will have to sign a 'Acknowledgment and Release Waiver' stating that this training will not qualify you to design or install solar photovoltaic (PV) systems, and that you will not be a certified solar PV installer as a result of completing the Course. Further, you understand and acknowledge that the installation, alteration, repair, inspection, verification, commissioning, maintenance and operation of electrical systems, including solar PV systems, must be performed by a certified electrician.**

    Full Disclosure: Randall Benson, the owner of Gridworks Energy and course trainer, currently sits on the Board of Directors at Iron & Earth.

     

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