Opportunity: Energy Advisor Trainees to receive six-month training 

Training provided by: Clean’s Training Specialist – Energy Equity and our Clean Energy team 

Energy Advisor Trainee Cohort Opportunity: 

Clean Foundation’s Energy Advisor Trainee Program provides hands-on energy advisor training, where participants learn construction and renovation practices that support the reduction of energy use of homes and buildings. 

Trainees receive a salary and benefits while learning the skills for a highly in-demand industry in Nova Scotia.  

Graduates from this program will be equipped with all the skills, abilities, equipment, hands on experience and connections required to become registered Energy Advisors (EA) through Natural Resources Canada (NRCan).   

How long is the program: 

The program is six months, running from October 11, 2022 – March 31, 2023.  

What will trainees receive: 

  • A salaried ($1,835 bi-weekly prior to income deductions such as EI, CPP and Income Taxes) position with access to a competitive benefit package. 
  • Safety certifications, first aid training, etc. 
  • Equipment required to be successful as an energy advisor. 
  • Personalized training from Clean’s dedicated team of energy advisors and industry-leading training professionals. 
  • Hands on experience conducting energy assessments in the field. 
  • Fully paid access to Natural Resources Canada’s Energy Advisor exams. 
  • Access to a network of potential employers across Nova Scotia. 

Who is eligible for the program: 

  • Applicants must self-identify as a member of  an underserved and underrepresented community. 

What do you need to have to apply: 

  • A positive attitude and willingness to work collaboratively with fellow learners and an excellent support team.  
  • Working ability with Windows 10, Microsoft Office. 
  • Strong organizational, problem-solving skills will be beneficial in this role. 
  • An interest and curiosity in how buildings work. 
  • Experience working in the construction, trades or in other client focused positions will be considered an asset. 
  • Good verbal and written communication skills.  

What will the program include: 

  • Build your science knowledge: You will learn how to collect information about how homes are constructed, use that information to create virtual energy models, and make decisions on what energy renovations to recommend. Successful completion of this training will result in the nationally recognized Energy Advisor certification through NRCan.  
  • Get hands on experience: Work alongside an experienced team of energy advisors where you will participate in all day-to-day EA activities including installations, paperwork, photography and all other items required based on the home being evaluated.  
  • Be safe: You will be provided training in first aid, safe building operation, material safety and safe operation of equipment required during energy assessments. 
  • Communications:  You will be an active and engaged participant in all in-class and field-based training activities. You will learn how to provide clients with recommendations about the type of renovations that will help the environment, save them money and make them more comfortable in their homes.  
  • Computer programs: In addition to being supported in becoming proficient in computer use in an everyday business setting, you will be trained in how to apply the knowledge gained through training and the information you’ve collected in the field to build energy models in specialized software.  

How is the training set up: 

Trainees will spend time learning in both in person and digital classroom settings as well as performing energy assessments in working in homes across Nova Scotia. During home energy assessments, Energy Advisor Trainees are required to work both in and outside of the home, under inclement weather, in spaces where access or conditions may be challenging such as attics and crawl spaces, at heights up to 10 feet using ladders and under conditions that require a respirator. Required safety equipment, mileage and supports will be provided by Clean.   

Where is the training located:  

This is primarily a remote training program as it is open Nova Scotia wide. Additional support is available to individuals who require support finding an environment that is conducive to a positive learning/training environment free from distractions – this may involve commuting to either Dartmouth or Sydney. Travel to and from training events and appointments will be required and overnight lodging will sometimes be necessary – these travel expenses will be covered by Clean.  

What are the physical requirements*:  

  • Climbing up and down ladders. 
  • Comfort in confined spaces, such as attics and crawl spaces. 
  • Sitting for extended periods. 
  • Lifting and carrying up to approximately 50 lbs. 
  • Reaching and working above the head. 
  • Use of basic hand tools. 

* Note: Specific skills will be part of the training program. 

What is the trainee salary: 

$1,835 bi-weekly prior to income deductions such as EI, CPP and Income Taxes. 

How to apply:  

Fill out an application form at: https://cleanfoundation.ca/energy/energy-advisor-training/ea-registration/  

Learn more at: https://cleanfoundation.ca/energy/energy-advisor-training/

What does the Clean Foundation do? 

Clean Foundation helps the communities in which we work to make real progress toward a cleaner future by taking on climate change challenges. We bring specialized teams together to work on complex problems, delivering clean projects and programming for communities. We’re here to make the biggest impact for a cleaner world. 

Learn more about us and the work we do: cleanfoundation.ca 

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