Energy Learning Paths | A Guide To Career Development In Energy

Does your organisation have learning paths set in place? Do you have the tools and knowledge base necessary to excel at your current job? Have the skills and experiences required for upward mobility been defined for you?


CIET has designed its training programs to be interrelated and designed according to key learning paths in the field of energy efficiency. If your organisation is in need of its own unique set of learning paths, CIET can help develop an effective roadmap to plan for employee development, succession planning and knowledge transfer, and capacity-building.


Based on 5 distinct categories, CIET has created its own Energy Learning Paths to help professionals chart a path towards achieving their career goals by outlining the training and educational tools they will need to reach them.

How To Use The Energy Learning Paths Guide

Step 1: Choose your career path
Step 2: Learning about its connection to energy
Step 3: Find workshops to boost your career.

Step 1: Choose Your Career Path

Click a career path to jump to Step 2 and learn about its connection to energy.

Step 2: Learn About Its Connection To Energy

Energy Management

Professionals in Energy Management are closely involved in the planning and monitoring of energy use at an organisational or facility level. Often technical leads, they are the drivers of energy efficiency projects, the authority on reporting and regulations, planners of retrofit projects and managers of renewable energy projects.

Learn more about this sector.


Energy Consulting & Modelling

Individuals involved in Energy Consulting and Modelling are generally responsible for helping clients conserve energy and reduce operating costs by utilising a variety of tools. Consultants are often involved in forecasting and predicting energy use, and recommending energy efficiency and retrofit projects that can bring about savings. Additional benefits to clients include setting and meeting energy management GHG reduction targets.

Learn more about this sector.


Building Operations & Maintenance

Those who work in this sector are responsible for the daily operations and maintenance of buildings and their services, which often include tenant needs and comforts. They often have a direct link to energy controls and settings to buildings, as well as a mission to run the building as efficiently and cost-effectively as possible, both within a building’s walls and throughout the entire building envelope.

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Technical Services: Utilities & Public Sector

Those working for utilities and public agencies and institutions are often involved in managing and executing energy efficiency projects and reduction incentive programs, often at a regional or municipal level. Professionals in these sectors often work with a network of stakeholders and customers on energy and GHG reduction policies.

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Trade Allies & Contractors

Individuals in this sector interact with customers to provide solutions and proposals, including costs and payback options that will reduce energy consumption and operating costs. They play a key role in acting as a resource in educating customers on energy solutions and providing them with information on energy conservation incentive programs from utilities and public agencies.

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Step 3: Find Workshops To Boost Your Career


CIET Learning Paths _ Energy Efficiency Training

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COVID-19 Information for CIET'S Fall 2021 Training Calendar – CIET will continue with virtual training!

Last Updated: May 18, 2021


CIET to continue Virtual Real-Time classroom training this fall!

With well over 100 virtual real-time courses delivered since the beginning of the COVID-19 crisis, and based on feedback received from more than 1,600 participants, CIET is happy to inform that all public training sessions offered this fall will be delivered through our virtual real-time classrooms.


This will allow everyone to continue to access CIET training in a safe manner, which protects both our participants and our trainers, regardless of what happens with the pandemic or public health measures. This allows you  the peace of mind to register for a virtual training course today, knowing that the training will be delivered with the same quality of training that you expect from an in-person CIET course. Also, keeping the virtual real-time training sessions will ensure that our full course calendar is available to all participants across Canada and abroad, regardless of geographical location.




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Through all these measures, CIET hopes to provide as much flexibility as possible to training participants while respecting its commitments to other participants, trainers and partners, as well as public health recommendations.

We thank you very much for your trust and collaboration and look forward to welcoming you in our virtual classrooms!


Best regards,

The CIET Team
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