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 manager of renewable energy projects.


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.


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.


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.


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.


Step 3: Find Workshops To Boost Your Career


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Learn more about these CIET workshops

See a full list of CIET training workshops, including Stream 1 Certification Programs and Stream 2 Awareness & Capacity Building Workshops. Or visit the Training Calendar to find an upcoming workshop near you.


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Important COVID-19 Update for CIET Spring 2020 Training Calendar – CIET Goes Virtual!

Last Updated: March 24, 2020, 09:20am


CIET Goes Virtual!

The entire CIET team has been working hard recently to provide new training options for you through virtual real-time classrooms considering the current situation. This will allow everyone to continue accessing CIET training in a safe manner, which protects both our participants and our trainers. You can register for these virtual courses in confidence, knowing that they will provide the same quality of training that you expect from CIET. These real-time training sessions will be available to all participants across Canada.


REGISTER FOR VIRTUAL TRAINING TODAY: You can view all these virtual training courses on our calendar!


Deferred courses

For now, CIET has taken the decision to defer all in-class courses which cannot be offered virtually, scheduled before June 15, 2020.


If you are NOT registered to a course yet:

We are still taking registrations for all courses (deferred and virtual) and will communicate with registered participants to a deferred course when it becomes possible to offer the training again in person.

Cancellation policy: Should you wish to cancel later, we’ve suspended our cancellation policy and there are no fees for any cancellation effective immediately. This suspension will be effective for all registrations made prior to, at least, April 30, 2020.

If you ARE registered to a deferred course:

Courses offered before June 15, 2020, which cannot be offered virtually, are currently deferred.

For now, we propose keeping the registrations of all participants active and informing you of: (1) new dates as they become possible/available; and (2) our new fall 2020 training dates, which should be announced in May-June. Your registration and payment could then be applied, without additional fees, to any new training session.

Should you still wish to cancel, we’ve suspended our cancellation policy and there are no fees for any cancellation effective immediately.


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 soon with an elbow bump!


Best regards,

The CIET Team
647 255-3107