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Bringing Renewable Skills to Alberta Summer Camps: Call for Renewable Skills Assistant Instructors

“Iron & Earth is excited to deliver our first program designed to equip high school aged youth in Alberta with a foundational understanding of renewable energy technologies. We look forward to expanding our work with DCI and other partners to enhance green energy literacy across Turtle Island.” –Marion Adda, Renewable Skills Project Manager

 

Iron & Earth’s Renewable Skills Initiative (RSI) is thrilled to announce our collaboration with Dexterra Community Initiatives (DCI) aimed at expanding the Outland Youth Employment Program (OYEP) to include an “Introduction to Renewable Energies Training.” As part of this exciting development, we are seeking two passionate and knowledgeable Renewable Skills Assistant Instructors to support this transformative program.

Program Overview

DCI has been a leader in providing education, training, and work opportunities for Indigenous youth since 2000 through OYEP, a national network offering high school-aged Indigenous youth six-week work experiences that combine training and education in a supportive, work-simulated environment. 

This summer, the program will feature a new component focused on renewable energy, led by our Renewable Skills Initiative. 

RSI’s two-day program, led by Iron & Earth certified instructors, will provide OYEP Alberta participants with:

  • An overview of renewable energies in Canada, with a focus on Alberta.
  • In-depth training on solar energy and related industries.
  • Insight into post-secondary programs and career pathways in the renewable energy sector.

 

Job Opportunity: Assistant Instructors

We are recruiting two Renewable Skills Assistant Instructors who will play a vital role in delivering this training. Ideal candidates should have a deep understanding of climate solutions, Canada’s energy industry, and Indigenous truth and reconciliation.

 

Key Responsibilities:

  • Assist in the delivery of the “Introduction to Renewable Energies Training” for OYEP participants.
  • Provide hands-on training and support to participants, fostering a collaborative and engaging learning environment.
  • Help develop and adapt training materials to meet the needs of Indigenous youth.
  • Work closely with Iron & Earth certified instructors to ensure the successful implementation of the training program.

 

Qualifications:

  • Expertise in renewable energy technologies, particularly solar energy.
  • Experience in educational or training roles, especially with youth or Indigenous communities.
  • Knowledge of Canada’s energy industry and climate solutions.
  • Strong commitment to Indigenous truth and reconciliation.
  • Excellent communication and interpersonal skills.

 

Preferred Candidates:

  • Living within a 150 KM radius of Lubicon Lake Band, located in Little Buffalo, northwestern Alberta (Treaty 8, Cree and Métis Territory), or Blairmore (Treaty 7, Blackfoot, and Métis Territory).

 

How to Apply

If you are passionate about renewable energy and empowering Indigenous youth, we encourage you to apply for this exciting opportunity. To apply, visit Iron & Earth's Careers page.

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