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This repository provides an organized set of general resources, including presentations, useful web sites, handouts, and templates, for use by the weatherization training community.


Webinars

The Webinars section contains recordings of the 2013 series of webinars presented to Weatherization Training Centers seeking accreditation. We recommend viewing the recordings in order, by date. Approximate running times are noted.


E-Note Index

The E-Note Index is a listing of electronic newsletters, the Weatherization Training & Technical Assistance E-Note. The E-Notes contain news and information of interest to the weatherization training community, published monthly in 2011 and 2012 and quarterly in 2013. The E-Notes are organized by date.


Director's Call Videos

This portion of the resource repository contains recordings of the Weatherization Training Center Director's calls, conducted by the Department of Energy's Weatherization Assistance Program in 2011, 2012, and 2013. Recordings are organized by date, and approximate running times are noted.


Note: You can make a request to be sent one or more of the documents, spreadsheets and/or videos.


Resources

Presentations

  • Accreditation and Certification Update (Somers)
  • Certificate of Applied Science in Residential Building Performance (Moore & Vogel)
  • Crosswalking - Aligning Curricula with Needs (NM Energy $mart Academy)
  • Driving the Market Through Energy Efficiency Programs (Ducharme)
  • Eligible Training Provider List (Colorado DOL)
  • Guidelines for Home Energy Professionals: Certifications and Degree Programs (Somers)
  • How Do We Know What We Know? Using Knowledge Management Strategies to Assess WTC Programs (Colemen-Castells)
  • How Do You Drive a Market? (O'Shei)
  • How Do You Drive a Market? (Roberts)
  • IREC Accreditation Program Update (Davignon)
  • National WAP: Training Center Metrics and Evaluation (Eisenberg)
  • Research and Weatherization (Rose)
  • Steps to Becoming a HPwES Training Provider (Baker)
  • Sustainability Planning (Smith)
  • Thought Leaders Summit: Education as a System (Rutherford)
  • Treating Your WTC as a Business (Hepinstall)
  • Weatherization: State of the Program (Somers)
  • When the State Does Not Know You Exist (Rutherford)
  • WTCs in a Public Benefit Environment (O'Shei)

Tools

Websites

Handouts

  • Business Readiness Assessment Worksheet
  • Ed’s Rules: WTC as a Business (Gerardot)
  • National WAP Evaluations: Retrospective and ARRA (Rose)
  • Planning for Our Future: Stakeholder Survey
  • State of NY DOL Energy Efficiency Technician - Apprentice Training Section
  • State of NY DOL Apprenticeship Program Fact Sheet

Templates

  • E-Note
  • WTC Success Story

Webinars

  • 04/04/13 - Accreditation Workshop Webinar 1 (24 Minutes)
    Overview of Accreditation, Action Plans, and Self-Assessments
  • 04/23/13 - Accreditation Workshop Webinar 2 (31 Minutes)
    Review of Self-Assessments and Preview of Curriculum Self-Assessment
  • 05/16/13 - Accreditation Workshop Webinar 3 (44 Minutes)
    IREC Credentialing Management System

E-Note index

2013 (Quarterly)

  • September
  • June
  • March
  • February
  • January

2012

  • October
  • September
  • August
  • July
  • June
  • May
  • April
  • March
  • February
  • January

2011

  • December ( issued 1/6/12)
  • November
  • October
  • September
  • August
  • July
  • June
  • May
  • April
  • March
  • February

Director's Call Videos

2013

  • 08/29/2013 - National Quality Control Plan (38 minutes)
  • 05/17/2013 - Implementing Standard Work Specifications (60 Minutes)
  • 04/12/2013 - QCI Certification: Mapping Training Needs and Capacity (59 Minutes)
  • 02/22/2013 - DOE Direction: Quality Control Inspector Accreditation (58 Minutes)
  • 01/18/2013 - Workforce Investment Act (43 minutes)

2012

  • 10/19/2012 - Programmatic Opportunities for State Grantees (60 minutes)
  • 09/21/2012 - HUD Neighborhood Stabilization (55 minutes)
  • 08/24/2012 - Utilizing Your Inherent Assets to Sustain Your WTC (56 Minutes)
  • 07/13/2012 - Certification Pilot, Cross-State Trainer, Ride Along (48 Minutes)
  • 06/15/2012 - Consumer/Client Education (41 Minutes)
  • 05/25/2012 - BPI/DOE/NREL Certification Pilot Update (26 Minutes)
  • 02/24/2012 - WTC—What’s In It for the Home Inspection Industry? (44 Minutes)
  • 02/17/2012 - WTC—What's In It for CEU Organizations? (58 Minutes)
  • 02/10/2012 - WTC—What's In It for Housing Authorities? (58 Minutes)
  • 02/03/2012 - WTC—What's In It for Utility Companies? (46 Minutes)
  • 01/20/2012 - WTC—Marketing Overview (47 Minutes)

2011

  • 12/02/2011 - The Future Landscape of Worker Certifications (50 Minutes)
  • 11/18/2011 - Adult Learning Styles and Fielding Student Questions (52 Minutes)
  • 11/04/2011 - Evaluation Tools for Basic Weatherization Skills (49 Minutes)
  • 09/12/2011 - Distance Learning Equipment and Its Operation (37 Minutes)
  • 08/12/2011 - Accreditation Tools, Tier 3, NRCERT Accreditation Experience (53 Minutes)
  • 07/08/2011 - Path to Certification and Accreditation (52 Minutes)
  • 06/17/2011 - Preparing Students to Enter Weatherization (59 Minutes)
  • 06/03/2011 - Adult Learners, Standardized Curriculum (52 Minutes)
  • 05/20/2011 - Building Performance Institute (BPI) and Weatherization (62 Minutes)
  • 05/06/2011 - Program Income (45 Minutes)
  • 04/08/2011 - Regulations and Legislation (60 Minutes)
  • 03/18/2011 - Planning, Student Recruitment, Student Pre-Assessment (60 Minutes)
  • 03/01/2011 - Instructional Aids and Staff Development (58 Minutes)
  • 02/15/2011 - Training Centers Infrasructure and Hiring/Staffing (63 Minutes)


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